After the Carolina Panthers decided to part ways with cornerback Josh Norman, they began bringing in a number of potential replacements including Brandon Boykin. Unfortunately for Boykin, after a cornerback heavy draft for the Panthers, he became expendable.
On Monday morning, the Panthers announced they have parted ways with Boykin after just two months.
The Panthers have cut CB Brandon Boykin after signing him in March
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) May 16, 2016
The good news for Boykin is that he received an $80,000 signing bonus when he signed with the team in March.
Last August, Boykin was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers from the Philadelphia Eagles. Boykin failed to live up to expectations and ultimately landed in the NFC South. Now, he is looking for another job.
It wasn’t long ago that Boykin was considered one of the league’s top slot corners, so it will be interesting to see if he is given another shot in 2016.
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