When the Philadelphia Eagles traded Brandon Boykin to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday evening, the team announced they received a conditional fifth round pick that could become a fourth round selection. So what needs to happen in order for the Eagles to get the better of the two conditions?
Head coach Chip Kelly revealed the terms prior to the team's practice on Sunday. In order for the Eagles to get the fourth round selection, Boykin must play at least 60% of Pittsburgh's defensive snaps.
Part of the reason the Eagles traded Boykin is because he wanted to have a bigger role than being merely a nickel cornerback. Boykin might have a better shot at more playing time in Pittsburgh considering the Steelers went out of their way to get him.
Kelly also said that Boykin wasn't the only Eagles cornerback whom other teams tried to trade for. The Eagles apparently received offers for Nolan Carroll, who is competing with Eric Rowe for a starting cornerback job opposite of Byron Maxwell.