Golson, the Steelers’ second-round draft pick out of Ole Miss, began training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list because of a shoulder injury. The 5'9", 176-pound Golson participated in spring workouts without issues.
Golson’s injury is “part of the reason” the Steelers acquired cornerback Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles over the weekend. Pittsburgh surrendered a conditional fifth-round draft pick that would become a fourth-round pick if the three-year NFL veteran plays at least 60% of the team’s defensive snaps.
As a senior at Ole Miss last season, Golson finished second in the nation with 10 interceptions.
The Steelers finished 27th in passing defense last season (253.1 yards allowed per game) and 18th in total defense (353.4 yards allowed per game).
- Mike Fiammetta