Boykin joined the Panthers in March following a down year in Pittsburgh that included only 25 tackles and one interception last season. Although he was initially projected as someone that could potentially earn Carolina's nickel role, the Panthers drafting James Bradberry, Daryl Worley and Zack Sanchez within the first five rounds of last month's draft marginalized Boykin on the team's roster. With four complete seasons under his belt, Boykin will now look to sign elsewhere and compete for a roster spot during training camp.
Brandon Boykin has signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers .
Boykin joins the Panthers after posting 25 tackles and one interception for the Steelers last year. At 25 years old, Boykin is at his best as an inside cornerback, which figures to allow promising third-year player Bene Benwikere (leg) to move outside for Carolina this season.
Brandon Boykin recorded four tackles (all solo) against the Broncos on Sunday.
Boykin totaled 25 tackles (20 solo), including a sack in 2015. He also had an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Boykin experienced a significant decrease in playing time after being traded from Philadelphia during training camp, and it showed in his production. An unrestricted free agent, Boykin will need to see more defensive snaps if he is to have any fantasy value, regardless of which team he is with.
Brandon Boykin totaled four tackles (all solo) and a fumble recovery in Pittsburgh's win over Cleveland on Sunday.
Boykin recovered a fumble forced by Anthony Chickillo on a fourth quarter kickoff return, the first fumble recovery of his NFL career, and one of four Cleveland turnovers on the day.
Brandon Boykin totaled eight tackles (four solo) including a sack in the Pittsburgh Steelers ' loss to the Ravens on Sunday.
When Pittsburgh traded for Boykin in the off-season, it was expected that he might win a starting defensive back position. Instead, he played less than 16 percent of all defensive snaps, recording just 13 tackles through Week 15. He finally made his presence known against Baltimore, having the best game of his four-year career and his first sack since Week 16 of his rookie season.
|P1||8/11/16||@ BAL||7:30 pm|
|P2||8/20/16||@ TEN||3:00 pm|
|1||9/8/16||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/6/16||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|15||12/19/16||@ WAS||8:30 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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