Boykin signed a contract Monday with the Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Boykin, who most recently played for the Bears, missed the entire 2016 season due to a pectoral injury. Presumably healthy now, the 26-year-old will compete for a reserve spot at cornerback behind projected starters Jimmy Smith and Brandon Carr.
Boykin (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
This news is surprising considering the Bears just signed Boykin last week. They are remarkably the fourth team he has been on in the last calendar year, but his season has now come to an early end. Chicago subsequently signed Joel Ross to take Boykin's place on the roster.
Boykin signed a contract with the Bears on Wednesday.
Boykin has become somewhat of an NFL journeyman, playing last season with the Steelers before being signed and released by the Panthers earlier in the offseason. It seems highly unlikely that Boykin will uproot current starters Tracy Porter and Kyle Fuller, but he could earn a role as main backup and contribute in specific defensive packages.
Boykin has been cut by the Panthers, the Charlotte Observer reports.
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.
Boykin has signed a one-year deal with the 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.
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.
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.
Boykin totaled eight tackles (four solo) including a sack in the 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.
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.
Wide receiver Brad Smith (groin) and safety Nate Allen (hamstring) are the lone Eagles deemed questionable for the Sunday game in Houston. Both practiced in full Friday.
All the others on their injury report are probable. They are cornerback Brandon Boykin (hamstring), tight end Brent Celek (back), offensive linemen Todd Herremans (biceps) and Jason Kelce (hernia), linebackers Mychal Kendricks (calf) and DeMeco Ryans (groin), wide receiver Jeff Maehl (foot), running back Darren Sproles (knee) and cornerback Jaylen Watkins (wrist).
All the Eagles who were probable on the injury report are active for Sunday night's game against the Giants They are linebacker Connor Barwin (knee), cornerbacks Brandon Boykin (hamstring) and Nolan Carroll (hamstring), tight end Trey Burton (Achilles), wideout Josh Huff (shoulder) and offensive tackle Matt Tobin (ankle).
Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf) has been assured of missing his fourth straight game. He has been ruled out for Week 6 against the Giants. Also out are center Jason Kelce (hernia), running back Chris Polk (hamstring) and wide receiver Brad Smith (groin).
Linebacker DeMeco Ryans (groin) is questionable. The probables are linebacker Connor Barwin (knee), cornerbacks Brandon Boykin (hamstring) and Nolan Carroll (hamstring), tight end Trey Burton (Achilles), wide receiver Josh Huff (shoulder) and tackle Matt Tobin (ankle).
Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (hamstring) is active for Sunday's Week 5 game against the Rams.
Boykin suffered the injury in Week 4 and was limited in practice this week. The nickel cornerback should fill his regular role Sunday, allowing safety Malcolm Jenkins to remain at safety instead of filling the cornerback role in nickel situations.
The Eagles have issued a rather lengthy injury report for their Sunday game against St. Louis, but only center Jason Kelce and linebacker Mychal Kendricks have been ruled out. Cornerback Brandon Boykin (hamstring) is questionable while the rest are probable.
That designation belongs to tight ends James Casey (knee) and Trey Burton (Achilles), cornerback Nolan Carroll (ankle), wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (hamstring), Brad Smith (groin) and Josh Huff (shoulder), tackle Matt Tobin (ankle) and safety Earl Wolff (knee).
Eagles slot cornerback Brandon Boykin has returned to the field for practice Thursday after missing time with a hamstring injury.
Boykin, who was removed from the Week 4 game with the injury, has been a consistent contributor with 13 tackles in just over three games. Malcolm Jenkins is set to play the slot if Boykin is given the red light Sunday against St. Louis.
A hamstring injury that knocked Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin out of the Week 4 clash in San Francisco continued Wednesday to prevent him from practicing, per CSNPhilly.com.
Boykin has played in all four games this season with no starts. He has contributed to 13 tackles.