Boykin has curiously struggled to find stability in the league ever since the Eagles (read: Chip Kelly) traded him away two years ago. He played 16 game with the Steelers in 2015 but hasn’t appeared in any regular season NFL action since then.
After the Steelers passed on re-signing Boykin just one year after acquiring him, the Panthers signed him. Then they cut him. Then he visited the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys but they opted not to sign him. Then he ultimately signed with the Chicago Bears before suffering a season-ending injury last August.
The downfall of Boykin is still very strange to me. He was a talented player in college. He got off to a promising start as a rookie in 2012 before then coming up with seven interceptions in 2013. He was also a pretty good special teams player. And now he’s pretty much an afterthought.
The Eagles have desperately needed help at cornerback in recent years, but they’ve never really shown real interest in bringing Boykin, one of Howie Roseman’s former draft picks, back to Philadelphia.
Here’s wishing Boykin the best in Baltimore.