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Ravens sign Brandon Boykin

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Brandon Boykin is on his fifth team in the last two years.

The Ravens have signed Boykin, his agent announced on Twitter. The veteran cornerback will fill a need for Baltimore that opened when starting cornerback Tavon Young suffered a season-ending knee injury last week.

Boykin was a fourth-round pick of the Eagles in 2012 and showed a lot of promise, starting four games at cornerback as a rookie. But he reportedly fell out of favor with coach Chip Kelly, who preferred bigger cornerbacks than the 5-foot-10 Boykin, and he was traded to the Steelers in 2015.

After playing one year in Pittsburgh, Boykin signed with Carolina in March of 2016 but was cut two months later. He then signed with the Bears in July but was placed on injured reserve after suffering a pectoral injury just a week after he arrived in Chicago.

Now Boykin will try to kickstart his career in Baltimore.

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13 Responses to “Ravens sign Brandon Boykin”
  1. ericgervasecom says: Jun 5, 2017 1:15 PM

    He actually had a hip injury that seemed like it could be career threatening. Was a great slot corner for a year. I think he had 6 picks that year.

  2. eaglesw00t says: Jun 5, 2017 1:51 PM

    Yeah, 6 picks his second year. Great slot guy. Wanted to be an outside starter too badly, when he was perfect inside.

    Chip Kelly really did a number on the Eagles.

  3. metalup666 says: Jun 5, 2017 1:52 PM

    As long as he has recovered from his injury, he should be a great pick up for the Ravens. Wish Dallas would have gave him a shot, as their defensive backfield will be young and very green.

  4. footballisnotthatimportant says: Jun 5, 2017 2:05 PM

    Apparently this guy has the Christine Michael-esque ability of tricking teams into thinking he doesn’t suck.

  5. bringmemysoiledfool says: Jun 5, 2017 3:13 PM

    Damn this dude could talk his way into anything huh?

  6. steeltownpride says: Jun 5, 2017 3:23 PM

    I thought the Steelers made a mistake not keeping him . I thought he did fine with us . Hope he does good for the Ravens just not against the Steelers 🙂

  7. bird2urmother says: Jun 5, 2017 3:27 PM

    I really liked Boykin in Philly. That’s the first eagles player my son liked. He’s 5 now but I remember when Boykin got the game clinching pick vs dallas in 2013 to clinch the division, my son saw how excited I was n after that he named his favorite toy brandon Boykin. Thumbs down n hate all u want, but Boykin was solid in Philly.

  8. ROSMITH51 says: Jun 5, 2017 3:41 PM

    Carnell Lake said Boykin had a degenerative hip condition due to one leg being shorter than the other. Claimed the Steelers doctors missed it when the Eagles traded Boykin to the Steelers.

  9. steves11 says: Jun 5, 2017 4:04 PM

    I’m not sure why the Eagles didn’t attempt to bring B0ykin back, considering their lack of CB depth. He was their best DB in 2013 and was simply a victim of Chip Kelly’s whims. Obviously, though, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

  10. binarymath says: Jun 5, 2017 5:42 PM

    “Carnell Lake said Boykin had a degenerative hip condition due to one leg being shorter than the other. ”

    So basically, Chip Kelly was pulling OUR leg when he should have been pulling on Boykin’s…

  11. tylawspick6 says: Jun 5, 2017 6:37 PM

    brady licking his chops

  12. thedudley5 says: Jun 6, 2017 12:06 AM

    Is “chops” Edelman’s nickname or is that what he calls Welker?

  13. Desperado says: Jun 6, 2017 7:49 PM

    footballisnotthatimportant says:
    Jun 5, 2017 2:05 PM
    Apparently this guy has the Christine Michael-esque ability of tricking teams into thinking he doesn’t suck.

    —————–
    Christine?

    I like it!

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