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Brandon Boykin | Defensive Back | #35

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (123) / PHI
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Ravens signed CB Brandon Boykin.
The Ravens were down a body at cornerback after losing Tavon Young (ACL) for the season. Specifically, they were down a nickel corner. Boykin has lots of experience in the slot, a spot he's played well in the past. Boykin's career has somewhat mysteriously gone south. Traded from the Eagles to the Steelers following the 2014 season, Boykin couldn't get on the field in Pittsburgh. He bounced around last offseason before ending up on the Bears' injured reserve with a pec issue. He turns 27 in June. Jun 5 - 1:28 PM

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Bears placed CB Brandon Boykin on injured reserve.

Boykin was diagnosed with an injured pectoral. If it isn't season ending, Boykin could be released later on with an injury settlement. There was a report in June that Boykin had been diagnosed with a career-threatening hip injury.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 08:50:00 PM

Bears signed CB Brandon Boykin.

Boykin has bounced around since a hot start to his career in Philadelphia, making the rounds in Pittsburgh and Carolina. He has had shaky medicals, but was apparently passed by the Bears. Slot corner was a trouble spot in Chicago last season. If healthy, Boykin could emerge as a significant factor.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 08:01:00 PM

Free agent Brandon Boykin left his Cowboys visit without a contract.

It’s the second team to pass on Boykin since his Panthers release. There’s rumors Boykin has a hip condition, but he’s denied any issues. Boykin isn’t a lock to sign before training camp.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 07:11:00 PM

Free agent CB Brandon Boykin denied he has any injury issues.

A report surfaced Tuesday night that Boykin has a career-threatening hip issue that is keeping him unsigned. But Boykin blames Steelers DBs coach Carnell Lake for starting the rumor. Whatever is going on, Boykin doesn't have a team, barely played in 2015, and was cut by the Panthers after two months this spring.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 03:34:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette "heard recently" that free agent CB Brandon Boykin has a hip issue "that might end his career."

This would explain why Boykin has bounced around so much the past year. After trading for Boykin last summer, the Steelers mothballed Boykin the first three months of the season before finally letting him on the field in late-November. They didn't make much effort to re-sign him, and the Panthers gave Boykin a one-year deal before releasing him less than two months later. Boykin has visited the Falcons and Cowboys since then but hasn't landed another contract.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 09:19:00 PM

Free agent SCB Brandon Boykin will meet with the Cowboys.

Dallas will be the second visit for Boykin after being let go by the Panthers last month. Despite being an excellent slot corner, Boykin was released after just two months by Carolina and is looking for his fourth team in two years. There is likely something going on behind the scenes.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 03:46:00 PM

The Falcons aren’t expected to sign free agent SCB Brandon Boykin.

Boykin left his Monday visit without a deal. There are reports he might be dealing with a hip issue. The Falcons have turned their attention to free agent Dwight Freeney.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, May 25, 2016 06:01:00 PM

Free agent SCB Brandon Boykin will visit the Falcons on Monday.

Boykin was surprisingly released from the Panthers this week just two months into a deal which included an $80,000 signing bonus. Boykin excels on the field, but he has now been let go by three teams since last August. With Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford on the outside, Boykin would give Atlanta a potentially dominant corner group.
Wed, May 18, 2016 08:03:00 PM

Panthers released SCB Brandon Boykin.

Boykin signed a one-year deal with Carolina in late March which included an $80,000 signing bonus. The state of the corner depth chart and their willingness to eat that bonus prior to the start of OTAs suggests Boykin is dealing with an off-field issue. Once considered an elite slot corner, Boykin's career has taken a sharp turn south since being traded to the Steelers last August. Carolina also cut DB Ras-I Dowling and WR Jenson Stoshak.
Mon, May 16, 2016 09:34:00 AM

Panthers signed CB Brandon Boykin, formerly of the Steelers, to a one-year contract.

Acquired from the Eagles for a fifth-round pick last offseason, Boykin played surprisingly few snaps for the Steelers early in the season. He managed to work his way into a role midway through the year, proving once again he is an excellent slot corner. He should play between Josh Norman and Bene Benwikere in sub packages for Carolina.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 12:23:00 PM

Free agent CB Brandon Boykin will visit the Panthers on Monday.

It's Boykin's first visit, though he's drawn interest from the Falcons. With Bene Benwikere moving outside, Boykin would play the slot in Carolina.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 05:30:00 PM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler is "hearing" the Falcons are interested in free agent CB Brandon Boykin.

Inexplicably mothballed by Pittsburgh for most of 2015, Boykin will try to bolt town as long as the money is equal. He'd man the slot in Atlanta.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Impending free agent SCB Brandon Boykin said he is willing to re-sign with the Steelers.

Boykin surprisingly rode the bench for most of the season, but he helped solidify the secondary after being inserted into the lineup Week 13. "At the end, the organization said they appreciated how I went about it, being a pro, not really talking about it," Boykin said. "I don’t have any hard feelings toward Pittsburgh. Absolutely, under the right circumstances, for sure [I’d return]." The Steelers certainly need help at corner, but Boykin is likely looking for an opportunity to play on the outside. It is unclear if he will find it on the open market.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 09:59:00 AM

ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler said "don't be surprised" if impending free agent CB Brandon Boykin re-signs with Pittsburgh.

Fowler said he "sensed" Boykin would not be back in January, so something changed his tune. The Steelers secondary improved after Boykin was inserted into the lineup, and they would be smart to keep the talented slot corner around. Boykin has always wanted to be more than a slot corner, however, and he could jump if another team offers him an opportunity on the outside.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 09:56:00 AM

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4Nick Boyle
5Darren Waller
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LG1Alex Lewis
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