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According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Steelers have claimed wide receiver Miles Boykin off waivers from the Ravens. Boykin, 25, was a third-round pick by the Ravens in 2019. Boykin has 33 career receptions for 470 yards (14.2 average) and seven touchdowns.
Last year, Boykin had just one reception for six yards in eight games, as he was hampered by a hamstring injury. He predominately played on special teams.
Boykin, who was teammates with Chase Claypool at Notre Dame, provides the Steelers with some much-needed depth at wide receiver. With JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington and Ray-Ray McCloud leaving via free agency, the Steelers only have two starting receivers returning from last year in Diontae Johnson and Claypool. It wouldn't be surprising at all if the Steelers select a receiver high in this year's draft.
Things didn't pan out for Boykin in Baltimore, but he has a skillset that the Steelers can work with and possibly mold. Boykin stands at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds and ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at the combine. He also recorded a 43 1/2 inch vertical and an 11'6" broad jump.