In March, the Panthers became Brandon Boykin’s third team in eight months. Now Boykin is looking for his fourth team in 10 months.
The Panthers have released Boykin, a cornerback who has bounced around the NFL from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to Carolina.
When he signed, Boykin appeared to have a good chance to start as the nickel corner in Carolina. But since then the Panthers have spent a second-round pick, a third-round pick and a fifth-round pick on cornerbacks, and Carolina apparently thinks that youth movement — along with veterans Bene Bernwikere and Robert McClain — will be enough after No. 1 cornerback Josh Norman went to Washington in free agency.
Boykin was an unhappy camper with the Eagles, didn’t do much with the Steelers and has now been sent packing quickly with the Panthers. Although he has a reputation as a talented player who can be a solid contributor, it appears that there’s something about him that makes NFL teams wary. We’ll see which team gives him a chance next.