The Eagles traded cornerback Brandon Boykin to the Steelers for a conditional fifth-round draft pick in the 2016 draft, the team announced on Sunday. Boykin was a fourth-round pick in 2012 and has seven interceptions in his Eagles career.
Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin doesn't just want to be on the field when his team is in a nickle package, he want's to expand his role beyond slot coverage, per philly.com. Boykin, who's played in every game since he entered the league in 2012, said he spoke with coach Chip Kelly during the offseason and was told that the coaching staff wants him to fight for a starting job on outside coverage. "He's the coach, he's a man of his word. I'm going to hold him accountable to that, just like he does us," Boykin said. "I'm going to go out there and ball and do what I'm supposed to do. Once camp hits, we'll see who outperforms whoever, and I guess you guys can worry about the rest." Boykin recorded 43 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble in 16 games last season.
The Eagles are almost completely healthy for their Sunday game against Tennessee. Only quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone) will be red-lighted. All of his teammates should play. Included are probables such as defensive end Brandon Bair (elbow), cornerback Brandon Boykin (hamstring), center Jason Kelce (thumb), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf/hamstring) and wideout Jeff Maehl (foot).
Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin was cleared to return to the game at Green Bay in the second quarter after getting checked for a concussion.
Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin left the game at Green Bay in the first quarter with a possible head injury. He was being evaluated for a concussion.