Boykin caught one of two targets for 11 yards Sunday against the Eagles. It was another nondescript outing from Boykin, who has yet to go over 40 yards or four catches in any game this season. His playing time the past three weeks has dipped down below a 60 percent snap share in each of those games, and Sunday's percentage was just 45. Meanwhile, rookie Devin Duvernay slowly but surely is playing more snaps each week. The Ravens said in the lead-up to Sunday's game that they were looking to get Boykin more involved, but that certainly wasn't the case. He'll be on a bye before returning to action Week 8 against the Steelers.
Boykin (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles. Boykin was added to the Ravens' injury report after a thigh issue limited his activity in the team's final practice of the week Friday, but he moved around well enough in pregame warmups to gain clearance. After playing more than two-thirds of the Ravens' offensive snaps in each of the first three games of the season, Boykin lost work to rookie Devin Duvernay in both of the past two contests. Boykin played 54 percent of the snaps Week 4 and 57 percent of the snaps Week 5, logging two of six receptions for 28 yards between those games.
Boykin is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles due to a thigh injury, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Boykin was a new addition to Friday's injury report, as Zrebiec notes, a hint that he could have picked up his thigh issue during practice. The second-year pro was held without a catch on two targets Week 5, and he has yet to surpass 40 receiving yards in a game this season. If Boykin were forced to miss any time, it could provide rookies Devin Duvernay and James Proche additional opportunities to work their way into Baltimore's offense.
Boykin was held without a catch on two targets over 36 snaps Sunday against the Bengals. Boykin continues to struggle to find his footing in the passing game. He hasn't seen more than five targets in any game this season and he has just three catches for 36 yards over his last three games. Coach John Harbaugh said during Monday's press conference that the team wants to get Boykin "more involved" according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. Even if this is true, Boykin won't see more targets than Marquise Brown or Mark Andrews. Boykin will have a chance to be more involved Sunday against the Eagles.
Boykin caught two of four targets for 28 yards Sunday against the Football Team. Boykin played a season-low 54 percent of the snaps -- 31 total -- and he would have only had one catch for 13 yards on three targets if not for a 15-yard gain on a fake punt pass from Sam Koch. Earlier in the season, Boykin was at least playing the majority of the snaps on offense. Sunday may be the start of a bad trend for Boykin if his snaps and targets don't tick back up against the Bengals in Week 5, particularly now that rookies like Devin Duvernay and James Proche seem to be working their way into roles.
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