Report: Golson weighing season-ending surgery


Eagles coach Chip Kelly emphasized Sunday that the Steelers "actively pursued" their recent trade for cornerback Brandon Boykin.

Now we have a better sense of why Pittsburgh was so aggressive in trade talks.

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The Steelers are considering season-ending shoulder surgery for second-round cornerback Senquez Golson, reports Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Golson didn't report an injury during OTAs but later told team officials that he thought he injured the shoulder in spring practices. He has been on the PUP list since the start of training camp.

A smallish cornerback at 5-foot-9 and 176 pounds, Golson has been billed as a ballhawking nickelback.

Boykin should be an upgrade on the untested rookie, as he's been one of the NFL's premier slot corners over the past two years.

In fact, Boykin could be the best player in a secondary that is riddled with question marks following the departures of mainstays Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor.

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