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Brandon Boykin surprisingly cut by Panthers

Well, that's weird.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

This is surprising: the Panthers cut former Eagles and Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin on Monday morning. His release comes less than two months after Carolina signed him in late March to a one year contract in worth $840,000 with $80,000 guaranteed.

Boykin's career has been on a downward trajectory ever since being traded away by the Eagles last summer. It was expected he'd get more playing time in Pittsburgh than Philadelphia but that never really happened. He only played 24.7% of the Steelers' total snaps before they let him walk away in free agency. Now Boykin is looking for his fourth NFL team in the span of a year after being cut by the Panthers.

The Eagles ended up receiving the No. 164 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft in exchange for Boykin. Philadelphia used that selection on TCU offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai.

Earlier this offseason, Boykin said he wouldn't rule out returning to the Eagles. There haven't been any reports of Philadelphia being interested in their former cornerback, however.

It'll be interesting to see where Boykin lands next.

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