The Pittsburgh Steelers officially re-signed wide receiver Miles Boykin to a one-year contract a few days ago and the details of that deal have now surfaced. Boykin was an unrestricted free agent at the start of the 2023 NFL year on March 15.
Boykin’s deal, according to the NFLPA, has a base salary of $1.08 million. Boykin did not receive a signing bonus and none of his money is guaranteed. This is a veteran benefit deal so Boykin’s cap number for 2023 will be $940,000 million, the base salary of a player with just two credited seasons. Based on the Steelers’ current Rule of 51, the team did not use any additional salary cap space in re-signing Boykin.
Last season, Boykin earned $2.54 million after qualifying for the NFL’s Proven Performance Escalator after his first three NFL seasons. The Steelers claimed Boykin off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens a little more than a year ago.
In 2022, Boykin played 132 offensive snaps and 207 more on special teams. On offense last season, Boykin caught just two passes for 11 yards on three total targets. As a run blocker in 2022, he was very much above average.
As for Boykin’s contributions on special teams in 2022, he had 10 total tackles in that phase of the game. Nine of those 10 were of the primary variety, and he led the team in that category. Boykin did miss one game in 2022 with an oblique injury.
Boykin was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame. He played three seasons with the Ravens before being waived by the team last April.