Panthers sign Brandon Boykin to 1-year contract

- The Carolina Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Brandon Boykin to a one-year contract.

"I’ve watched Carolina and you can’t help but see how successful they’ve been in the defensive backfield with their style of play," Boykin said. "I knew it would be a really good fit for me."

Boykin, 5-10 and 185 pounds, joins Carolina after one season in Pittsburgh. In 2015, Boykin played in 16 regular season games with one start, tallying 21 tackles, one sack, one interception, five passes defensed and one forced fumble. He also saw action in two postseason games with one start, according to a spokesperson for the Panthers.

“Brandon brings a lot of versatility,” general manager Dave Gettleman said. “He’s athletic, smart, instinctive, tough, and has quality ball skills. Brandon is a very good piece for our defense and brings solid special teams value as well. We’re excited to add Brandon to our roster.”

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