Monday May 16th, 2016

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The Carolina Panthers have released cornerback Brandon Boykin, the team announced Monday.

The move comes less than two months after the Panthers signed Boykin to a one-year, $840,000 contract. Boykin will keep the $80,000 signing bonus that came with the deal.

Carolina targeted the cornerback position heavily in the draft, taking James Bradberry in the second round, Daryl Worley in the third and Zack Sanchez in the fifth.

Boykin has played in 64 games with seven starts since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Report: Cardinals, Tyrann Mathieu negotiating contract extension

He recorded 16 tackles and an interception with the Pittsburgh Steelers last season.

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