Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Brandon Boykin signs free agent deal with Baltimore Ravens

Brandon Boykin signs free agent deal with Baltimore Ravens

Boykin, 26, entering his sixth professional season, will be an option to fill the void Young, a fourth-round draft pick in 2016, left as the Ravens' top option in the slot. He appeared in 64 games with seven starts for the Philadelphia Eagles (2012-14) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2015).

Arrington was placed on injured reserve before last season with concussion issues. He signed with the Carolina Panthers during free agency in 2016 but was cut about two months later and joined the Bears.

Boykin's best season in the National Football League came in 2013, as he tallied 47 tackles, six interceptions and one touchdown. Back in 2013, he led the Eagles with six interceptions as a second-year pro.

When the New England Patriots released Arrington in 2015, Baltimore signed him to a three-year, $7 million deal.

Arrington's release is a result of a failed physical according to the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec.

Baltimore's other options to replace Young included Lardarius Webb, who switched from corner to safety last season; Maurice Canady, who has not played a defensive snap in the regular season; and Arrington. His release opens up $2.1 million in salary cap space.

As for Shabazz, he dressed for seven games with the Steelers last season and was primarily used on special teams. The move added to the secondary's offseason overhaul.

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