The Falcons need a cornerback and Brandon Boykin needs a job. Match...made?
Boyking, 25, is an Atlanta native and reasonably successful cornerback during his brief NFL career, with a standout 2013 that saw him reel in six interceptions. After 16 games in Pittsburgh last year, he hit the street, was signed by the Panthers, and then released again by a team that had barely seen him on the field, if they did at all. While Boykin's no one's idea of an elite player, he's a quality slot cornerback and potential return option for a Falcons team that still isn't 100% sure what Devin Hester will offer them in 2016. With Jalen Collins suspended for the first four games of the season, the Falcons could use additional bodies, at the very least, and Boykin offers more ability and upside than pretty much anyone else who is still available.
We'll see if the Falcons wind up signing him--they've hosted a lot of players they ultimately haven't ended up with this year--but I think they should be interested, and will hopefully take a chance on him. What say you?