A few days ago, we told you about the Falcons working out former University of Georgia start Brandon Boykin. The workout reporetedly went well, which makes it a little surprising that the team is passing on the slot corner.
Per ESPN's Vaughn McClure.
The Falcons are not signing Brandon Boykin at this time, according to a league source. The free-agent CB worked... https://t.co/zy73PvocPj— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) May 25, 2016
It is tough to make much sense out of this situation. The unquestioned starters right now are Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, but the Falcons have a hole at the slot position. It was believed that in nickel situations, Alford would move to the slot and Jalen Collins would play the outside. Collins is suspended, and the only player left is realistically Akeem King.
The Falcons signed DeMarcus Van Dyke, a former third-round selection with impressive size, but he has not played a regular season snap since 2013. The rest of the roster is comprised of undrafted rookies, and converted wide receiver G.J. Goodwin.
That does not give the team a lot of options. So passing on a cheap but qualified veteran like Boykin is odd. He may have a hidden injury issue, or there may be some other reason teams are so hesitant to keep him on their team.