There’s a reason the Steelers were so aggressive in their pursuit of cornerback Brandon Boykin.
One of the guys they hoped to have this year to fix their secondary problems might not play at all.
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, rookie cornerback Senquez Golson may need season-ending shoulder surgery.
Golson, their second-round pick from Ole Miss, opened camp on the physically unable to perform list after injuring himself during spring workouts. They’re currently exploring all their options, but the fact they called the Eagles back to acquire Boykin is instructive.
The Steelers gave up a fifth-round pick which can become a fourth if Boykin plays in 60 percent of the team’s snaps, and he might, as he’s competing with Cortez Allen and William Gay for a starting job.