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Brandon Boykin | Defensive Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Georgia
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The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman said Brandon Boykin is "resigned" to being nothing more than a slot corner in Philadelphia.
Chip Kelly has told Boykin he can compete for an outside role, but Boykin does not fit the "big guy" preferences of the head coach. Boykin said earlier this season being considered only a slot corner has gotten "really old," but he will not be able to do much about as long as he plays for Kelly. Unless he is traded, Boykin will fill a limited role again this season. Jul 11 - 11:27 AM
Source: CSN Philly

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Eagles CB Brandon Boykin said being considered as a slot corner-only is "getting real old."

"It's two years running with this story and it's getting real old for me," Boykin said. "And I'm just going to continue to be the best slot in the NFL." Coach Chip Kelly promised Boykin an opportunity to play outside this season, but nobody sees that actually happening. Kelly lives by the mantra of "bigger people beat up little people," and likes bigger outside corners. Boykin stands 5'10/185.
Jun 3 - 8:58 AM

NFL teams reportedly believe Eagles CB Brandon Boykin can be acquired "for the right price."

Although Boykin is one of the NFL's top young slot corners, he hasn't been held in high regard by Chip Kelly, who values height-weight-speed specimens. Boykin can run, but stands 5-foot-9 1/2 and 182 pounds. Owed $1.542 million in the last year of his contract, Boykin is likely available for a mid-round pick.
Apr 29 - 7:10 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane doesn't think CB Brandon Boykin would net the Eagles anything more than a fourth-round pick in a trade.

McLane goes on to say he doesn't believe the Eagles have any plans to move Boykin. A slot corner-only, Boykin has long expressed his desire to play on the outside. He just doesn't fit the profile for coach Chip Kelly, who prefers longer, rangier corners on the perimeter. Byron Maxwell will man one of those spots with Walter Thurmond likely having the early leg up on the opposite side.
Apr 22 - 8:48 AM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports the Eagles are "willing to trade" slot CB Brandon Boykin.

Boykin is another Andy Reid carryover, and coach Chip Kelly is intent on building the Eagles his way. The former fourth-round pick is just 24 and has finished second and 19th, respectively, in PFF's cornerback rankings each of the past two seasons. At 5'10/185, he's a slot corner-only, but a good one. Salguero mentions the Dolphins as a team that would have interest in Boykin.
Apr 1 - 11:48 AM

Coach Chip Kelly rejected the notion of moving slot corner Brandon Boykin into a starting role.

Boykin is a bit undersized at a generously listed 5-foot-10, but we have no doubt he'd be an upgrade on brutally ineffective Cary Williams or Bradley Fletcher for the Eagles. Then he could kick back to his normal inside role in nickel packages, where he's been so dominant. But Chip doesn't want to hear it, continuing to prefer big players on the outside. It's good news for opposing quarterbacks like this week's opponent, Eli Manning.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 09:43:00 AM

Eagles slot CB Brandon Boykin (hamstring) is active for Sunday's Week 5 game against the Rams.

Boykin tweaked his hammy slightly while covering a punt against the Niners last week, but it was never considered serious. The Eagles are also getting RT Lane Johnson back from suspension, but won't have stud ILB Mychal Kendricks again. The rest of their inactives: QB Matt Barkley, CB Jaylen Watkins, C Jason Kelce, OL Dennis Kelly, WR Jeff Maehl and DE Taylor Hart.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 11:33:00 AM

Eagles slot CB Brandon Boykin (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Boykin's hamstring tweak didn't appear too severe on Sunday as he was able to come back into the game. One of the game's premier inside corners still has a shot to play against the Rams in Week 5.
Source: CSN Philly
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 08:35:00 AM

Eagles slot CB Brandon Boykin left Sunday's Week 4 game at San Francisco with a hamstring injury but later returned.

Boykin went down while covering a punt. Thankfully for the Eagles, he made it back on the field as Boykin is one of the best inside corners in all of football. His backup is Nolan Carroll.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Eagles secondary coach John Lovett said Brandon Boykin "can get exposed" when asked to play outside.

The Eagles have no desire to move 5'10/180 Boykin out of his slot position, a role he excelled in last season. Outside CBs Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher will be backed up by new additions Nolan Carroll and Jaylen Watkins. Boykin was PFF's No. 2 corner in terms of coverage in 2013, behind only Vontae Davis.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 10:57:00 AM

Eagles slot CB Brandon Boykin (concussion) has been cleared and is practicing Thursday.

It's fantastic news for the Eagles as Boykin has been arguably their best defender all season long. Of course, he won't be relied on too heavily this week as Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery typically get most of their reps on the outside.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 11:49:00 AM

Eagles slot CB Brandon Boykin (concussion) is not practicing Tuesday.

Boykin is still going through his concussion protocol and hasn't been cleared to practice. His status for Week 16 against the Bears remains in question. If Boykin is held out, Patrick Chung and Roc Carmichael will replace him in nickel packages.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Eagles slot CB Brandon Boykin sustained a head injury in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Minnesota.

Boykin will likely end up diagnosed with a concussion and be in a race to get cleared ahead of Week 16. He's been arguably the team's best defender this season, consistently eliminating slot receivers while rating as a top-five cover guy in Pro Football Focus' grades.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 08:47:00 AM

Slot CB Brandon Boykin will shift outside if Bradley Fletcher (concussion) can't play against the Chargers Sunday.

Fletcher is officially day to day for now. Moving Boykin to the outside is a concern because he's generously listed at 5'10/185. Look for Philip Rivers to try to get some jump balls to Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown Sunday.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Second-year CB Brandon Boykin is reportedly having the best training camp of all the Eagles' corners.

Boykin is a nice slot cornerback prospect, but it's a telling statement about what projects as one of the NFL's weakest secondaries. After skipping all of OTAs, offseason pickup RCB Cary Williams is missing time with a hamstring strain. LCB Bradley Fletcher has apparently failed to distinguish himself.
Source: CSN Philly
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 09:52:00 PM