Cornerback Brandon Boykin is once again a free agent as the Carolina Panthers decided to release him on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
The #Panthers have released CB Brandon Boykin, who signed in March. Got an $80K signing bonus for 2 months.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 16, 2016
Boykin, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015, signed a one-year minimum salary benefit contract that included an $80,000 signing bonus with the Panthers back in March.
This news certainly is surprising being as Boykin’s contract with the Panthers was so cheap and it makes you wonder if he is problem off the field. Boykin’s future with the Panthers seemed to brighten up after he had signed with them due to the organization withdrawing the franchise tag on fellow cornerback Josh Norman, who ultimately signed a lucrative long-term deal with the Washington Redskins.
Boykin will likely sign elsewhere for the minimum in the coming weeks and I doubt it will be with the Steelers.