4 Steelers free agents who could be forced into retirement

These Steelers free agents may have already played their final snaps in the NFL.

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2. Miles Boykin, WR

Miles Boykin has been a rock-solid special teams player for the Steelers for the past two years. At roughly 6'4'' and 220 pounds, Boykin can still get down the field as a defenseman on special teams. However, there's a chance that his NFL career could be coming to an end.

Despite his incredible combination of size and speed, Boykin has never come close to playing up to his elite testing numbers at the NFL Combine. Coming into the NFL in 2019, the former Notre Dame prospect flew up draft boards as a result of his absurd testing numbers and outstanding frame.

This didn't translate to the NFL like many assumed it would. In his first two seasons with the Ravens, Boykin caught just 32 passes on 55 targets. Over the past three years, however (one with the Ravens and two with the Steelers), Boykin combined for a mere 6 receptions and 34 receiving yards.

At 28 years old, Boykin should have plenty of mileage left on the tires, but there might not be many teams willing to employ a receiver who offers virtually nothing on offense and can't earn kick return or punt return duties. Boykin is still solid in special teams coverage duties, but will it be enough for the veteran to find more work in the NFL? Don't be shocked if Miles Boykin is forced into retirement soon.