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Brandon Boykin | Defensive Back | #35

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 173
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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10Charlie Whitehurst
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12Johnny Manziel
13Aaron Murray
14Dylan Thompson
15Joe Callahan
16Brad Kaaya
17Jerrod Johnson
18Nick Mullens
19Thad Lewis
20Bryan Bennett
21Matt Simms
22Garrett Grayson
23Tim Tebow
24Dan Orlovsky
25Ryan Williams
26Seth Lobato
27Brad Sorensen
28McLeod Bethel-Thompson
29Pat Devlin
30Matt Blanchard
31Dan LeFevour
32Austin Trainor
33Trevor Knight
34Keith Wenning
35Ryan Nassib
36Jerry Lovelocke
37Chandler Harnish
38Chase Rettig
39Dane Evans
40Joe Licata
41Sefo Liufau
42Bart Houston
43David Olson
44Cody Fajardo
45Shane Carden
46Griffin Neal
47Marquise Williams
48Max Wittek
49Stephen Morris
50Zach Mettenberger
51R.J. Archer
52Sean Renfree
53Dalyn Williams
54Eli Jenkins
55Jake Waters
56Wes Lunt
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2Joseph Randle
3Chris Johnson
4Rashad Jennings
5Toby Gerhart
6Khiry Robinson
7Aaron Green
8LaMichael James
9Alonzo Harris
10Karlos Williams
11Terrell Watson
12Joe Banyard
13Dominique Williams
14Joique Bell
15Tim Hightower
16Jordan Johnson
17Ronnie Hillman
18C.J. Spiller
19Jahad Thomas
20Terrell Newby
21Khalfani Muhammad
22Brandon Burks
23Brandon Ross
24Cedric O'Neal
25Josh Harris
26Darrin Reaves
27Troymaine Pope
28Storm Johnson
29Zac Stacy
30Anthony Dixon
31Marcus Murphy
32Bobby Rainey
33Darren McFadden
34Stevan Ridley
35Brandon Wilds
36DuJuan Harris
37Matt Asiata
38Isaiah Pead
39Dan Herron
40B.J. Daniels
41George Atkinson III
42Jerome Smith
43Jahwan Edwards
44Ross Scheuerman
45Kenneth Harper
46Jawon Chisholm
47Zac Brooks
48Brandon Brown-Dukes
49Jalen Simmons
50Michael Dyer
51Jeremy Stewart
52Shaun Draughn
53William Stanback
54Glenn Winston
55Keshawn Hill
56LaVance Taylor
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2Tim Hightower
3Chris Johnson
4Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
2James Starks
3Rashad Jennings
FB1Andrew Bonnet
2Ryan Mueller
3Joe Don Duncan
4Cory Harkey
5Henry Hynoski
6Austin Johnson
7James Casey
8Darrel Young
9Erik Lorig
10Will Johnson
11Emil Igwenagu
12Jorvorskie Lane
13Lorenzo Taliaferro
14Jalston Fowler
15Julian Howsare
16Brandon Cottom
17Paul Lasike
18Blake Renaud
19Devon Johnson
20Quayvon Hicks
21Joe Kerridge
22Alstevis Squirewell
23Marquez Williams
24Freddie Stevenson
25Tyler McCloskey
26Anthony Firkser
27Joe Bacci
28Joey Iosefa
29Kiero Small
30J.C. Copeland
31Zach Boren
32John Conner
33Tyler Renew
34Chris Swain
35Nikita Whitlock
36Trey Millard
37Sam Bergen
38Brad Smelley
39Juwan Thompson
40Darrin Laufasa
41Patrick Skov
42Soma Vainuku
43Glenn Gronkowski
44Jordan Campbell
45Will Ratelle
46Kyle Coleman
47Zach Laskey
48John Robinson-Woodgett
49Sione Houma
50Tim Cook
51Malcolm Johnson
52Algernon Brown
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2Keith Mumphery
3Greg Jennings
4Marques Colston
5Jerome Simpson
6Marcus Easley
7Eddie Royal
8Jacoby Ford
9Douglas McNeil
10Stevie Johnson
11Andy Jones
12Josh Morgan
13Tyler Davis
14Hakeem Nicks
15Dwayne Bowe
16James Jones
17Corey Brown
18Keenan Reynolds
19Devin Lucien
20Jared Abbrederis
21Preston Parker
22Greg Little
23Kris Durham
24Corey Fuller
25Greg Ward Jr.
26Kyle Prater
27Miles Austin
28Kain Colter
29DeAndre Reaves
30Greg Salas
31Josh Huff
32Jordan Williams
33Ed Eagan
34Dres Anderson
35Tre McBride
36Jordan Leslie
37Marlon Brown
38Shane Wynn
39Ben Edwards
40Carlton Mitchell
41Nick Harwell
42Armon Binns
43Reggie Dunn
44Joshua Stangby
45Carlton Agudosi
46Tevaun Smith
47Marquess Wilson
48Josh Lenz
49Uzoma Nwachukwu
50Eric Rogers
51Damaris Johnson
52Shaq Evans
53Kevin Norwood
54Solomon Patton
55Nate Washington
56Robert Herron
57Mitch Mathews
58Jared Dangerfield
59Andrew Turzilli
60Isaac Fruechte
61Zach D'Orazio
62Kenzel Doe
63Keyarris Garrett
64Jonathan Krause
65Dezmin Lewis
66Ricky Collins
67Jaxon Shipley
68Damian Williams
69Tevin Reese
70Tevin Jones
71Michael Rector
72Issac Blakeney
73Kenny Cook
74Ryan Spadola
75Corey Washington
76Brandon Shippen
77Duke Williams
78David Porter
79L'Damian Washington
80Marlon Moore
81Tyler Murphy
82Marquez Clark
83Josh Harper
84Rasheed Bailey
85Donatella Luckett
86Travis Labhart
87Alonzo Russell
88Devin Street
89Jarrett Boykin
90Lance Lewis
91Joseph Anderson
92Josh Stewart
93Dennis Parks
94Quinshad Davis
95Rashaun Simonise
96Reece Horn
97Ishmael Zamora
98Robert Wheelwright
99Shaq Hill
100Chandler Worthy
101Tyler McDonald
102Ezell Ruffin
103Jeff Beathard
104DaVaris Daniels
105Aaron Dobson
106Javontee Herndon
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7Marcus Thigpen
8Rod Streater
9Kenbrell Thompkins
10Emory Blake
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12Ryan Broyles
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14Ryan Whalen
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16Jacoby Jones
17Onterio McCalebb
18Nathan Palmer
19Victor Cruz
20Daniel Braverman
21Chris Harper
22Donteea Dye
23Austin Pettis
24Kevin Smith
25Dorial Green-Beckham
26R.J. Harris
27Darius Jennings
28Wendall Williams
29Jordan Payton
30Shakim Phillips
31DeVier Posey
32Da'Ron Brown
33Mike Brown
34Andre Debose
35Tandon Doss
36Jimmie Hunt
37Devante Davis
38Mike Williams
39Devon Wylie
40K.J. Maye
41Jake Lampman
42Jay Lee
43Keshawn Martin
44Rashad Ross
45Marcus Leak
46Frankie Hammond
47Chris Brown
48Rodney Adams
49Mose Frazier
50Noel Thomas
51Isiah Ferguson
52Daniel Rodriguez
53A.J. Cruz
54James Butler
55Kenny Lawler
56Anthony Dable
57Rannell Hall
58Titus Davis
59Jerome Lane
60Valdez Showers
61Seantavius Jones
62Reggie Bell
63Amir Carlisle
64Milton Williams III
65Paul Turner
66Michael Preston
67Phil Bates
68Jeremy Ross
69Marcus Harris
70Clyde Gates
71T.J. Graham
72Myles White
73Kadron Boone
74Ryan Lankford
75Josh Boyce
76Juron Criner
77Saalim Hakim
78Griff Whalen
79Kashif Moore
80Stephen Hill
81Tom Nelson
82Leonard Hankerson
83Trindon Holliday
84Chris King
85Rodney Smith
86James Quick
87Josh Magee
88Andre Davis
89Demetrius Wilson
90Josh Reese
91DiAndre Campbell
92Trevor Harman
93Michael Bennett
94Paul Browning
95Austin Willis
96Mitchell Paige
97Durron Neal
98David Glidden
99Kieran Duncan
100Jarvis Turner
101T.J. Thorpe
102Bug Howard
103Michael Clark
104Moritz Bohringer
105Marken Michel
106Reggie Diggs
107Tim Patrick
108Trey Griffey
109Christion Jones
110Levi Norwood
111Ed Williams
112Danny Anthrop
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3Scott Chandler
4Craig Stevens
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11Matt Spaeth
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19Beau Gardner
20Henry Krieger-Coble
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23Dominique Jones
24Chase Ford
25Gavin Escobar
26Tyrone Swoopes
27Marcus Lucas
28Evan Baylis
29Richard Gordon
30Nick Kasa
31Chase Dixon
32John Phillips
33J.P. Holtz
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35Beau Sandland
36Aaron Peck
37Rob Blanchflower
38Jacob Maxwell
39Asante Cleveland
40Anthony Denham
41Casey Pierce
42Mike McFarland
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44Chase Coffman
45David Johnson
46Cooper Helfet
47Mason Schreck
48Hakeem Valles
49Larry Donnell
50Rashaun Allen
51Justice Cunningham
52Cameron Clear
53David Paulson
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55Gerell Robinson
56Brandon Barden
57Kevin Greene
58Chris Gragg
59Jake Stoneburner
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61Nick Truesdell
62Adrien Robinson
63Chris Pantale
64Ryan Taylor
65Konrad Reuland
66Brett Brackett
67Michael Egnew
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69Tevin Westbrook
70Jake Murphy
71Rory Anderson
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73Taylor McNamara
74Braxton Deaver
75M.J. McFarland
76Jay Rome
77Kivon Cartwright
78Gannon Sinclair
79Adam Zaruba
80Keith Towbridge
81Rob Housler
82Arthur Lynch
83Dan Light
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11Michael Bowie
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15Rob Crisp
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20Robert Myers
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23Taylor Hart
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25Jason Fox
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29Vince Kowalski
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37Jonathan McLaughlin
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45Roubbens Joseph
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7Cyril Richardson
8Jake Simonich
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11Brandon Thomas
12David Arkin
13Ben Heenan
14Antoine Everett
15Sebastian Tretola
16Oni Omoile
17Isaiah Williams
18Cameron Jefferson
19Jeff Adams
20Adrian Bellard
21Tanner Hawkinson
22Dustin Stanton
23Lene Maiava
24Jamison Lalk
25Marquis Lucas
26Austin Shepherd
27Al Bond
28Brian Folkerts
29Matthew Masifilo
30Josh Allen
31Ronald Patrick
32Zach Voytek
33Kitt O'Brien
34Darren Keyton
35Jake Bernstein
36Collin Rahrig
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38Anthony Fabiano
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45Freddie Tagaloa
46Pearce Slater
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6Gino Gradkowski
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8Kofi Amichia
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11Marcus Henry
12Jacob Flores
13Fernando Velasco
14Jacques McClendon
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19Patrick Lewis
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22Ben Clarke
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29Dillon Farrell
30Ben Gottschalk
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14Mike Matthews
15Hugh Thornton
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38Mitchell Kirsch
39Tyler Johnstone
40Jarvis Harrison
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42Matt Rotheram
43Chris Muller
44Chris Barker
45Kent Perkins
46Mike McQueen
47Thomas Evans
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3Dieugot Joseph
4Ian Silberman
5Erik Pears
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7Stephane Nembot
8Sebastian Vollmer
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10Adrian Bellard
11Mitchell Van Dyk
12Nick Ritcher
13Patrick Miller
14Givens Price
15Norman Price
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22Kevin Bowen
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24Ryan Mack
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26Brad Seaton
27Lamar Holmes
28Michael Williams
29Luke Marquardt
30Martin Wallace
31Colin Kelly
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33Kona Schwenke
34Andrew Lauderdale
35Laurence Gibson
36Jonah Pirsig
37Keavon Milton
38Andreas Knappe
39Nick Becton
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7Jordan Gay
8Zach Hocker
9Kyle Brindza
10Taylor Bertolet
11Brad Craddock
12Devon Bell
13Brandon Bogotay
14Shayne Graham
15Shaun Suisham
16Ross Martin
17Mike Meyer
18Corey Acosta
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20Andrew Furney
21Justin Manton
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