Apparently, Brandon Boykin really liked his visit in Charlotte because according to an Adam Schefter report, he’s signing a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.
Panthers signed former Steelers and Eagles CB Brandon Boykin to a one-year contract.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2016
Financial terms have not been disclosed but Boykin likely got int he $3-3.5 million range.
A fan favorite in Pittsburgh, and a source of frustration for fans as to why he didn’t see the field, Boykin wound up playing 274 regular season snaps and started both playoff games as the team’s slot corner. He picked off one pass and recorded half a sack with the Steelers. Traded for a 5th round pick in training camp, he spent most of the year on the bench before finally getting inserted into the sub-package lineup for the home stretch and playoff run.
The Steelers’ corner depth is currently lacking. Behind the assumed three starters sits just Doran Grant, a second year player who saw one defensive snap last year, and Cortez Allen, whose chronic knee injuries may never allow him to play through another season.
The team has shown predictable interest in corners throughout the pre-draft process and will surely take one within the first three rounds.