On Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they traded cornerback Brandon Boykin to the Pittsburgh Steelers. In return, the Eagles will receive a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft.
This is quite a bargain for the Steelers as they are in need for a speedy player to fill in at the secondary. Boykin would go on to say the following on Twitter:
“To the city of Philadelphia it’s been real. You know I always played my heart out every time I hit the field. Always got Love for you.”
The cornerback is set to make $1.54 million at the end of this season. In 2014, Boykin was without a doubt one of the biggest factors for Philadelphia’s successful defense.
ESPN’s Ian Rapoport stated that the Eagles were attempting to deal Boykin months before the Steelers stepped up with an offer. After the lose of Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor, Boykin is expected to start in the secondary in week 1 against the New England Patriots.