- Jeremy Fowler reports that Boykin sustained a torn pectoral muscle and is expected to be placed on the season-ending injured reserve.
This announcement is somewhat surprising, given Boykin just signed on with the Bears last week.
Boykin, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Eagles back in 2012. He was traded to the Steelers last year for a 2016 fifth round pick after Pittsburgh sustained some injuries at cornerback.
The Panthers elected to sign him to a one-year contract back in March before cutting him loose a few months ago.
In 2015, Boykin was active for all 16 games and recorded 25 tackles, one sack, an interception, a forced fumble and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 38 cornerback out of 111 qualifying players.