Brandon Boykin just can't catch a break. It's been just one week since the former Eagles cornerback signed with the Chicago Bears and it already looks like his 2016 season is over. Boykin suffered a pectoral injury on the second days of Bears training camp and has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list.
It's been a very tumultuous offseason for the 26-year-old. The Pittsburgh Steelers let Boykin walk in free agency earlier this year despite trading a fifth round pick to acquire him from Philadelphia in 2015. One Steelers coach claimed Boykin has a degenerative hip condition, though the cornerback denied the rumor.
Boykin signed with the Panthers, but Carolina cut him less than two months later in favor of some tryout players. The Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys worked out Boykin before ultimately passing him. Boykin finally found a new home by signing with Chicago last week, but now he's done before he had a chance to even get started.
Boykin once looked like such a promising player for the Eagles. He had six interceptions in 2013, including one to help the Eagles clinch the NFC East in a Week 17 win over the Dallas Cowboys. He was a very good nickel corner who also made valuable contributions on special teams.
It's sad to see how he's fallen off since then.