Philadelphia Eagles slot cornerback Brandon Boykin has really broken out this season, and he’s already carved a niche for himself as one of the game’s best slot corners in just his second year in the league. Boykin is one of the bright spots on a subpar Eagles defense, and he is one of the most underrated players in the game. This is a guy who makes an impact in just about every facet of the game, and he’s also an ace on special teams for the Eagles.
With the Eagles doing everything they can to win the division and get into the playoffs, Boykin’s health is critical. That’s why it’s great to see CSN Philly’s Reuben Frank reporting that Boykin is at practice today and has been cleared from a concussion that he suffered in the team’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Boykin missed practice yesterday, but he’s going to be a full-go this week against the Chicago Bears after practicing today. While he won’t have a big role in coverage this week, Boykin’s impact in run defense and on special teams will be key. Plus, you never know when Boykin will need to stop Matt Forte, Martellus Bennett, or Earl Bennett in coverage, because those guys can do some damage to help out elite wide receiver tandem Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
Even though just about everyone in Philadelphia knows how great Brandon Boykin has been this season, it’s time for Boykin to start getting proper due on a national scale; he’s a keeper for the Eagles, that’s for sure.