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Brandon Boykin to visit Falcons on Monday

111105 Athens, GA: Georgia receiver Brandon Boykin high steps out of the tackle attempt of New Mexico State’s B.J. Adolpho in route to a 42 yard first half touchdown Saturday November 5, 2011. Brant Sanderlin bsanderlin@ajc.com

111105 Athens, GA: Georgia receiver Brandon Boykin high steps out of the tackle attempt of New Mexico State’s B.J. Adolpho in route to a 42 yard first half touchdown Saturday November 5, 2011. Brant Sanderlin bsanderlin@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH — Former Georgia cornerback Brandon Boykin, who’s a free agent, is set to visit the Falcons on Monday.

Boykin was released by the Panthers on Monday. He had some interest from the Falcons before signing with Carolina in March.

The Panthers drafted three cornerbacks and after signing six tryout players, they didn’t have any room for Boykin, who’s been a solid nickel back when he’s had the opportunity to play in the NFL.

Boykin, 5-foot-9 and 183 pounds, had interest from three other teams before signing with the Panthers. The Falcons had Leon Hall in for a visit, but have decided to go in another direction after reviewing his medical records.

Boykin, who was a fourth-round pick by Philadelphia in 2012, had seven interceptions in three seasons with the Eagles, including six in his second season. Last season with Pittsburgh, he played mostly on special teams and backup duty.

The Falcons plan to move Robert Alford to nickel back and are hoping that Jalen Collins can win the right cornerback spot. However, Collins must serve a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancement drug policy.

 


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