Jarrett Boykin WR BUF 4 months ago

Boykin was signed as a free agent Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Given all the injuries the Panthers had to their wide receiving group this past season, Boykin might have made some strides in a productive Cam Newton offense. But he got cut late in camp, and now he'll have some work to do to even gain a spot with the Bills. He does have one very nice season (49/681/3) under his belt, and he did play in college with Bills quarterback Tyro Taylor.

Jarrett Boykin WR BUF 9 months ago

Boykin was released by the Panthers on Tuesday, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Even with Kelvin Benjamin (knee) out for the season, Boykin was buried on the depth chart in Carolina, behind the likes of Devin Funchess, Philly Brown, Jerricho Cotchery, Ted Ginn and Brenton Bersin. Boykin's former team in Green Bay might be interested in a reunion.

Jarrett Boykin WR BUF 1 year ago

Boykin signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Friday, ESPN's David Newton reports.

Boykin caught just three passes for the Packers in 2014, after hauling in 49-of-82 targets for 681 yards and three touchdowns the previous season. He did well to land with a team that lacks complements to Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen, but Boykin will still have to prove in training camp that he's worthy of a role in the Carolina offense. With Benjamin locked in as the No. 1 wideout, the likes of Boykin, Jerricho Cotchery, Philly Brown, Ted Ginn and Brenton Bersin could all be part of a wide-open competition for snaps. Of course, the Panthers may still opt to address the position in April's draft.

Jarrett Boykin WR BUF 1 year ago

Boykin did not receive a restricted free agent tender from the Packers, making him an unrestricted free agent, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

While this is perhaps a bit insulting for a player just one year removed from a 49-catch season, the Packers really have no need of Boykin, who was replaced by Davante Adams as the team's No. 3 wide receiver. Boykin may need to compete for a roster spot wherever he lands, after catching just 3-of-12 targets for 23 yards in 2014.

Jarrett Boykin WR BUF 1 year ago

Boykin caught three passes for 23 yards while appearing in 13 games during the 2014 season.

Boykin had some sleeper value after racking up 681 yards in 2013, but he was quickly surpassed on the depth chart by Davanate Adams, and managed just one catch after Week 3. Boykin is not even a lock to make the roster next season, but if fellow receiver Randall Cobb departs in free agency, he could find himself back in the third receiver spot to open the 2015 campaign.

Jarrett Boykin WR BUF 1 year ago

Boykin caught one pass for six yards in Sunday's victory over the Patriots.

Boykin had not caught a pass since Week 3, but he was able to get his name on the score sheet Sunday. Boykin still sits fourth on the list among Packers receivers, so his fantasy value will remain minimal if the three receivers ahead of him stay healthy.

Jarrett Boykin WR BUF 2 years ago1 Comment

Boykin played on just eight of 68 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

Boykin did not pick up a yard on a night where Packers quarterbacks threw for 426 of them, so it's clear where he stands in the offense at this point. Meanwhile, Davante Adams, who replaced Boykin as the Packers' third receiver, caught seven passes for 75 yards and played on 96 percent of the snaps in Sunday's game. Boykin is not getting his spot back anytime soon.

Jarrett Boykin WR BUF 2 years ago

Boykin (groin) was not targeted in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

If you didn't know that Boykin was active for this game, you probably would have thought he was still out with the groin injury. Davante Adams continued to operate as the No. 3 receiver, scoring on a 21-yard touchdown strike, and Boykin's role in the offense seems to have evaporated.

Jarrett Boykin WR BUF 2 years ago

Boykin (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Boykin was limited in practice all week, but will see his first taste of action since Week 3. Although he'll be suiting up, Davante Adams seems to have taken over as the Packers' No. 3 wideout in his absence, making it unclear how many targets will be heading Boykin's way. Until his role is more clearly established and he's operating at closer to 100 percent, Boykin is likely not a high-percentage fantasy play in most formats.

Jarrett Boykin WR BUF 2 years ago

Boykin (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne reports.

Boykin has a chance to play for the first time since Week 3, but even if he does make his way onto the active roster Sunday, he may be operating at less than 100 percent. Plus, there is a very real chance he has been leapfrogged by rookie Davante Adams during his injury absence.