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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. Mon, Jun 5, 2017 01:28:00 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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4Charles Johnson
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9Wallace Gilberry
10Michael Buchanan
11Karl Klug
12Darryl Tapp
13Howard Jones
14Chris Clemons
15Cory Redding
16Kendall Langford
17Ropati Pitoitua
18Jaye Howard
19DeAngelo Tyson
20Quinton Coples
21Johnny Maxey
22Lawrence Sidbury
23Kenton Adeyemi
24Dylan Wynn
25Fili Moala
26David Moala
27Joe Kruger
28Kenny Horsley
29Emmanuel Dieke
30Josh Boyd
31Justin Trattou
32Ed Stinson
33Ryan Davis
34Keith Browner
35Scott Crichton
36Phillip Hunt
37Henry Melton
38Vaughn Martin
39George Uko
40Ryan Russell
41Ray Drew
42B.J. McBryde
43Mehdi Abdesmad
44Max Valles
45Ishaq Williams
46B.J. Larsen
47Dan Pettinato
DT1Tyson Jackson
2Doug Worthington
3Ken Bishop
4Dwan Edwards
5Paul Soliai
6Desmond Bryant
7Markus Kuhn
8Colin Cole
9Glenn Foster
10Kenrick Ellis
11Jerel Worthy
12Ryan Carrethers
13Brandon Bair
14Mike Martin
15Taniela Tupou
16Alan Branch
17Khyri Thornton
18Lawrence Virgil
19Charles Walker
20Caushaud Lyons
21Eric Crume
22Jason Jones
23Sen'Derrick Marks
24Ego Ferguson
25Martin Ifedi
26Bobby Richardson
NT1Josh Chapman
2Jeremiah Ratliff
3Brodrick Bunkley
4Letroy Guion
5Dan Williams
6Louis Trinca-Pasat
7Terry Williams
8Devaunte Sigler
9Travian Robertson
10Iosia Iosia
11DeAngelo Brown
12Sione Fua
13T.J. Barnes
14Jacobbi McDaniel
15C.J. Wilson
16Roy Miller
17Roy Philon
18Montori Hughes
19Ricky Lumpkin
20Jerrell Powe
21Jasper Coleman
22Matt Conrath
23Cam Thomas
24William Campbell
25Mike Purcell
26Alameda Ta'amu
27Christo Bilukidi
28Chigbo Anunoby
29Mike Thornton
30Delvon Simmons
31Cameron Botticelli
32Chuka Ndulue
33Josh Watson
34David Carter
35Tevita Finau
36Kyle Rose
37Demetris Anderson
38Chris Neild
39Isaako Aaitui
40Christian Tupou
41Luther Robinson
42Josh Augusta
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2Dewey McDonald
3Rey Maualuga
4Uani' Unga
5Kenneth Olugbode
6James Laurinaitis
7Jason Williams
8Allen Bradford
9Arthur Brown
10Nick Moody
11Deontae Skinner
12Henry Coley
13Marshall McFadden
14Nate Boyer
15Shayne Skov
16Max Bullough
17Justin Durant
18Jerry Franklin
19Sae Tautu
20Andrew Hudson
21Montese Overton
22Brandon Chubb
23Kache Palacio
24Jacob Lindsey
25Jack Lynn
26Terrance Plummer
27Tony Steward
28Anthony Harrell
29Darnell Sankey
30John Lotulelei
31Sam Barrington
32Chris Young
33Donnie Baggs
34Steven Daniels
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2Chris White
3Larry Dean
4James-Michael Johnson
5A.J. Hawk
6Keith Rivers
7Eric Pinkins
8Brandon Watts
9Bo Lokombo
10Darreon Herring
11Troy Davis
12C.J. Johnson
13Darien Harris
14Justin Horton
15Don Cherry
16Austin Calitro
17Dillon Lee
18Raphael Kirby
19Justin Anderson
20Matthew Wells
21Alex Singleton
22Jerrell Harris
23Darius Eubanks
24Travis Long
25Marquis Spruill
26Torrey Green
27Adam Bighill
28Donavin Newsom
29Nick Usher
30Lucas Wacha
31James Davidson
32Courtland Clavette
33Jared Koster
34Tyler Gray
35Abner Logan
36Connor Harris
37D.J. Lynch
SLB1Lawrence Timmons
2Victor Butler
3Ashlee Palmer
4James Gaines
5Michael Mauti
6Josh Perry
7Jake Ganus
8Jo-Lonn Dunbar
9Quentin Groves
10Shea McClellin
11J.T. Thomas
12Danny Lansanah
13Josh McNary
14Zeek Bigger
15Mike Moore
16Cap Capi
17Tyler Starr
18Mike Mohamed
19Myke Tavarres
20Ronald Powell
21Lamar Louis
22Travis Feeney
23Jimmie Gilbert
24Darius English
25Ladell Fleming
26Jared Barber
27Justin Jackson
28Keshaun Malone
29Xzavier Dickson
30Markus Pierce-Brewster
31Josh Kaddu
32Travis Lewis
33Bjoern Werner
34Mister Alexander
35Matt Robinson
36Jayson DiManche
37Gionni Paul
38Ka'Lial Glaud
39Antonio Longino
40Ivan McLennan
41Cameron Lawrence
ILB1Jerrell Freeman
2D'Qwell Jackson
3Curtis Lofton
4Nate Irving
5Daryl Washington
6Erin Henderson
7Glenn Carson
8Cory James
9David Talley
10Josh Mauga
11David Hawthorne
12Kenny Demens
13Brad Jones
14Spencer Paysinger
15Zaviar Gooden
16Neiron Ball
17Jamari Lattimore
18Jeff Luc
19Quentin Gause
20Sio Moore
21Justin Tuggle
22Taiwan Jones
23Frank Shannon
24Kaelin Burnett
25Kevin Reddick
26Reggie Northrup
OLB1Manny Lawson
2Willie Young
3Jarvis Jones
4Tony Washington
5Randell Johnson
6Tamba Hali
7Gerald Rivers
8Jonathan Newsome
9Dezman Moses
10Jason Neill
11IK Enemkpali
12Dan Skuta
13Justin Staples
14Sage Harold
15Diaheem Watkins
16Corey Lemonier
17Jarius Wynn
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2Tracy Porter
3Leodis McKelvin
4Bashaud Breeland
5Antonio Cromartie
6Keenan Lewis
7Jeremy Lane
8Ron Brooks
9Brandon Flowers
10Chris Houston
11Tim Jennings
12Cortland Finnegan
13Nolan Carroll
14Cortez Allen
15Darrelle Revis
16Mohammed Seisay
17Cariel Brooks
18Trey Caldwell
19Bill Bentley
20Delvin Breaux
21Justin Gilbert
22Adam Jones
23Brandon Dixon
24Bradley Fletcher
25Zackary Bowman
26Alfonzo Dennard
27R.J. Stanford
28Kenneth Acker
29Kayvon Webster
30Alan Ball
31Brandon Boykin
32Lardarius Webb
33Chris Cook
34Ri'Shard Anderson
35Kyle Arrington
36Darrin Walls
37Isaiah Frey
38Antwon Blake
39Dwayne Gratz
40Dax Swanson
41Jumal Rolle
42Darren Woodard
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3Ron Parker
4Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
5Robert Blanton
6Channing Stribling
7Winston Guy
8Josh Furman
9Bacarri Rambo
10Travell Dixon
11Dion Bailey
12Quintin Demps
13Kenny Phillips
14Pierre Warren
15Daimion Stafford
16Ed Reynolds
17Christian Bryant
18Lonnie Ballentine
19Marcus Ball
20Ross Madison
21Wes Miller
22Harold Jones-Quartey
23Tyrequek Zimmerman
24Ironhead Gallon
25Daniel Henry
26Denzel Johnson
27Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith
28Rahim Moore
29D.J. Campbell
30Jean Fanor
31Khalid Wooten
32Ross Weaver
33Gerod Holliman
34Jordan Lomax
35Alex Gray
36Robenson Therezie
37Nate Ness
38Malcolm Bronson
39Stevie Brown
40Durell Eskridge
41Marcus McWilson
42Lee Hightower
43Josh Evans
44Desmond Cooper
45Ras-I Dowling
46Landon Feichter
47Anthony Walters
48Aaron Taylor
49Justin Cox
50Chris Hackett
51Brandan Bishop
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2Antrel Rolle
3Aaron Williams
4Will Blackmon
5Brandon Browner
6Jimmy Wilson
7Duke Ihenacho
8J.J. Wilcox
9Cooper Taylor
10Major Wright
11Taylor Mays
12Duke Williams
13Phillip Thomas
14Brian Randolph
15Demarkus Perkins
16Lamarcus Brutus
17Floyd Raven
18Dante Barnett
19Jarrod Harper
20Josh Aubrey
21Robert Lester
22Otha Foster
23Akeem Davis
24Kimario McFadden
25Brandian Ross
26Shiloh Keo
27Robert Smith
28Ray Vinopal
29Justin Halley
30Dexter McCoil
31K.J. Dillon
32Elijah Shumate
33Jered Bell
34Joe Powell
35Lorenzo Jerome
36Ryan Murphy
37Terrish Webb
38Jemea Thomas
39Omar Bolden
40B.J. Lowery
41Vinnie Sunseri
42Calvin Pryor
43Jordan Kovacs
44Rickey Jefferson
45Deron Washington
46Anthony Jefferson
47Brian Blechen
48Jadar Johnson
49A.J. Stamps
50Erick Dargan
51Brandon Person
52Corey White
53Ian Wild
54Cedric Thompson
55Michael Caputo
56Brian Suite
57Shamiel Gary
58Anthony Cioffi
59Shak Randolph
60Malik Smith
61Jordan Sullen
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2Drew Butler
3Matt Darr
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5Brad Nortman
6Brad Wing
7Dave Zastudil
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11Kyle Christy
12Garrett Swanson
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14Taylor Symmank
15Kenny Allen
16Austin Rehkow
17Brandon Fields
18Steven Clark
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