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Steelers Coach Carnell Lake Standing By His Comments About Brandon Boykin Having Hip Condition

Last weekend, Steelers assistant coach Carnell Lake mentioned that free agent CB Brandon Boykin has a “degenerative hip condition”, which explains why he’s bounced around so much in recent years.

However, Boykin recently denied the rumor and said that there are no issues whatsoever with his hip.

“My hip is not an issue at all,” Boykin said, per George. “I’ve never missed a game in my entire career.

Even with Boykin denying the notion, Lake says he isn’t backing away from his comments.

Well, I’m going to leave it like I left it,” Lake said, via Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I’m going to leave all that at the fantasy football camp and you guys can take it and go with it and do what you want with it. But it was what it was. . . .

“I made some comments that I had at fantasy camp and I’m not going to go back on that. I wish Boykin all the best; he helped us when we needed him, and I wish him the best in his career.

Boykin recently worked out for the Cowboys, but they did not extend him a contract offer following the session. Before that, Boykin visited with the Falcons.

Boykin, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Eagles back in 2012. He was traded to the Steelers last year for a 2016 fifth round pick after Pittsburgh sustained some injuries at cornerback.

The Panthers elected to sign him to a one-year contract back in March before cutting him loose close to a month ago.

In 2015, Boykin was active for all 16 games and recorded 25 tackles, one sack, an interception, a forced fumble and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 38 cornerback out of 111 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.

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