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Brandon Boykin | Defensive Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Georgia
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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. Oct 7 - 9:43 AM

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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.
Oct 5 - 11:33 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
Oct 2 - 8:35 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.
Sep 28 - 5:07 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.
Jun 30 - 10:57 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

Per the Philadelphia Inquirer, second-year CB Brandon Boykin can be "penned in" as the Eagles' nickel cornerback.

Boykin (5-foot-9, 182) spent most of his time in the slot as a rookie, but he was picked on by opposing quarterbacks. According to Pro Football Focus, he allowed three touchdowns and a 100.3 passer rating on 49 targets directed at him. Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher will man the outside corner spots.
Thu, May 23, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Coach Andy Reid acknowledged that rookie CB Brandon Boykin has "narrowed the gap" on Joselio Hanson in the Eagles' nickel back competition.

Boykin offers more special teams value, and Hanson allowed a couple of catches to Patriots second-string slot receiver Julian Edelman in Monday night's preseason game. "I think you play the best guy is what you do," Reid said. "Those guys are going after it. ... So we'll just leave that as an open competition."
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 04:58:00 PM

Eagles special teams coordinator Bobby April lists CB Brandon Boykin is the primary kickoff returner and WR Damaris Johnson as the punt returner early in camp.

Impressive undrafted rookie CB Cliff Harris is also in the mix for both jobs. Although Boykin is essentially assured of a roster spot as a fourth-rounder, April can "definitely" envision coach Andy Reid keeping Johnson or Harris purely for return purposes. We suspect WR Chad Hall's roster spot is in jeopardy.
Source: CSN Philly
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 02:55:00 PM

Rookie Brandon Boykin is expected to enter training camp as the Eagles' nickel corner and primary kick returner.

Boykin, a fourth-round pick out of Georgia, has the look of a draft steal. He's already put Joselio Hanson's roster spot in jeopardy and projects to have an immediate impact in the return game. If not for a fractured leg sustained during the Senior Bowl, Boykin may have been a second-round selection.
Mon, Jul 2, 2012 08:46:00 AM

Eagles special teams coach Bobby April was "shocked" to find CB Brandon Boykin still available in the fourth round of the draft.

April refreshingly concedes his kickoff- and punt-return units were "terrible" last season. Boykin, Georgia's all-time leader in kickoff-return yards (2,663) and TDs (4), is considered the early favorite as return specialist. Undrafted rookie WR Damaris Johnson, the NCAA's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (7,796) and kickoff-return yards (3,417), is also making a strong run.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 11:42:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Nick Foles
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3Chris Polk
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2LeSean McCoy
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Jordan Matthews
3Josh Huff
WR21Riley Cooper
2Brad Smith
3Jeff Maehl
WR31Jordan Matthews
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3James Casey
4Trey Burton
K1Cody Parkey