Report: Brandon Boykin may have career-threatening hip issue

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Free agent cornerback Brandon Boykin has been on three different teams in the last 11 months and has been unable to find a home despite interest from a few different teams.

Carolina signed Boykin in March only to turn around and release him in May. Boykin has been a solid player during four seasons with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. So why can’t he find a job?

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a potentially career-threatening hip injury could be the issue at hand. In a chat where he answered questions from readers, Bouchette wrote he’d heard Boykin had a hip problems that “might end his career.”

Boykin played in all 16 games for the Steelers last season, making one start with 25 tackles, an interception, forced fumble, sack and five passes defended.

After being released by Carolina, Boykin had visits with the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons. Neither team has elected to sign him and he remains a free agent.