Steelers news: Pittsburgh signs Miles Boykin, pre-draft press conference, and more

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This week is all about the NFL Draft. As the Pittsburgh Steelers prep their war room for the busiest three-day stretch of the year, Omar Khan continues to make moves just ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Several days ago, the team traded for Rams wide receiver, Allen Robinson. Now Pittsburgh is patching holes and covering their bases just before the NFL Draft. The latest Steelers news involves the return of a familiar face, and some hints given out in Pittsburgh's pre-draft press conference.

Steelers news:

On Monday, just three days before the draft kicks off, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced the signing of wide receiver, Miles Boykin. The veteran receiver sat in free agency for a while, but will ultimately return to the Steel City in 2023.

Boykin was hardly an asset on offense last year with just 2 receptions on 3 targets for 11 yards. However, he made his presence felt as a gunner on special teams duties -- logging a substantial 207 special teams snaps last year alone. The addition of Boykin -- combined with the recent trade for Allen Robinson -- would suggest that the Steelers may not draft a wide receiver at all this April.

More Steelers news:

Before the Boykin signing was announced on Monday afternoon, Omar Khan and Mike Tomlin held their annual pre-draft press conference. Pittsburgh's brass was drilled with questions pertaining to the role Allen Robinson will play, however, most were directed toward the upcoming NFL Draft.

Tomlin nor Khan indicated the direction the team could go early in terms of which position they may be targeting, but Khan noted that it is a very deep cornerback class. The Steelers GM also said that, by Thursday, he will have talked to all 31 other teams about potentially moving up or back in the 2023 NFL Draft. Khan hinted that the team will be open to fielding calls for the 32nd overall pick and that some of these calls had already taken place.

NFL news:

After months of speculation as to when Aaron Rodgers could be dealt, that time has finally come. On Monday afternoon, ESPN's Adam Schefter announced that Rodgers is being shipped to the New York Jets.

In addition to swapping first-round picks, the Packers will also receive pick 42 in the 2023 NFL Draft, as well as a conditional second-round pick in the 2024 draft that could turn into a first-rounder if Rodgers plays at least 65 percent of the snaps. One more big-time quarterback joins an AFC crowded with talent at the position.

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