Boykin was claimed off waivers by the Steelers on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Boykin will remain in the AFC North for the time being after he was previously waived by the Ravens on Monday. Boykin appeared on 32 offensive snaps and was targeted just once in 2021 after starting the season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury which apparently lost him his role in the team's rotation at wide receiver. Boykin would go on to miss additional time last season while dealing with various injuries, but he appeared on 144 special-teams snaps over eight games and could carve out a role for himself in this phase with Pittsburgh.
Apr 19, 2022 1:45 PM EST
The Ravens cut Boykin on Monday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Boykin had just one season with more than 300 yards at Notre Dame, yet ended up a third-round pick in the 2019 Draft on the strength of a 4.42-second 40-yard dash and 43.5-inch vertical (at 6-4, 220). He then started 24 of 32 games his first two seasons in Baltimore, averaging 14.5 yards per contest while primarily serving as a blocker in a run-heavy offense. Boykin does have seven TDs among his 32 career receptions, but he finished 2021 without a catch in eight games and now figures to be on the roster bubble wherever he lands.
Apr 18, 2022 2:26 PM EST
Boykin finished the season with one catch for six yards on one target in eight games.
Analysis: Boykin's third season in Baltimore was an all-around disappointment. He opened the season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury and a finger injury sidelined him late in the year. When healthy, Boykin logged a total of 32 offensive snaps and played a career-high 144 special teams snaps. Meanwhile, Baltimore seemed to find its regular receiving corps of the future with Marquise Brown, Rashod Bateman and Devin Duvernay as the primary wideouts. Boykin may have even been surpassed by James Proche and the team has a vested interest in seeing what it has in 2021 draft pick Tylan Wallace, too. The Notre Dame product is entering the final year of his rookie deal and carries a $1.1 million cap hit. If Boykin returns to the Ravens in 2022, it will likely be due to his special teams ability.
Jan 25, 2022 1:01 PM EST
Boykin (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Analysis: Boykin has been active for the Ravens' last two games, though he played only a combined two offensive snaps in that span. With James Proche (coach's decision) also inactive, Sammy Watkins should move closer to a full-time role on offense. Meanwhile, Tylan Wallace will be a key special teams contributor.
Jan 2, 2022 9:20 AM EST
Boykin (finger) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Boykin sat out the past four games with the finger injury, but he had no limitations at Wednesday's practice. The 25-year-old has one catch for six yards in five games this season and is unlikely to play a significant role in Baltimore's passing game now that he's healthy.
Dec 15, 2021 3:22 PM EST
Boykin (finger) is out Sunday against the Browns, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Boykin will miss his fourth straight game with the injury. The third-year receiver's absence will lead to more potential opportunity for depth wideouts, Tylan Wallace and James Proche.
Dec 12, 2021 8:53 AM EST
Boykin (finger) is doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Browns.
Analysis: Boykin was limited throughout practice this week, but he is unlikely to play Sunday. The third-year wideout hasn't been available since Week 10, so if he is sidelined again it shouldn't impact the Ravens' offensive rotations.
Dec 10, 2021 12:31 PM EST
Boykin (finger) was limited in practice Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Analysis: Boykin hasn't played since Week 10 against Miami. He was able to log limited practices last week, so it's hard to say if this is truly progress. The third-year pro will try to return Sunday against the Browns.
Dec 8, 2021 1:38 PM EST
Boykin (finger) will not play Sunday against the Steelers.
Analysis: Boykin has missed the Ravens' previous two games and was considered doubtful for Sunday. James Proche and Tylan Wallace will continue to fill in in the depth receiver roles for Baltimore.
Dec 5, 2021 12:13 PM EST
Boykin (finger) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Analysis: Boykin has missed the past two games with the finger issue and is unlikely to play again Sunday. James Proche and Tylan Wallace should continue to serve as depth wideouts for Baltimore.
Dec 3, 2021 1:31 PM EST
Boykin (finger) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Boykin has missed the past two games, but he's making progress in his recovery, as the depth wideout was unable to practice at all last week. Further updates on Boykin's status should surface throughout the week as the Ravens prepare for Sunday's road tilt in Pittsburgh.
Dec 1, 2021 4:20 PM EST
Boykin (finger) has been declared out for Sunday's game against the Browns, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Analysis: Boykin has been unable to practice at all this week, although he was seen working off to the side Wednesday. He'll miss a second-straight game with the issue.
Nov 26, 2021 1:35 PM EST
Boykin (finger) worked off to the side with a trainer during Wednesday's practice session, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Boykin missed Sunday's win over the Bears due to a finger injury. Although he was unable to practice in a full capacity Wednesday, it was encouraging to see him working out. Even if the 2019 third-rounder is cleared to return in Week 12, he's unlikely to have a significant fantasy impact.
Nov 24, 2021 11:24 AM EST
Boykin (finger) won't play Sunday against the Bears.
Analysis: Boykin popped up on the Ravens' Week 11 injury report Friday and will now sit out at least one game with his finger injury. The absence of the 2019 third-rounder is of more import to his team's wideout depth than it is to fantasy managers, however, given that Boykin has just one catch in five games this season.
Nov 19, 2021 2:22 PM EST
Boykin caught his lone target for six yards Sunday against the Chargers.
Analysis: This was Boykin's second game since returning from injury and though he was more involved on offense than he was in his debut, he was hardly impactful. He played just four snaps and was targeted once. Baltimore got deeper at receiver this past week with Rashod Bateman's debut so playing time may continue to be hard to come by for Boykin.
Oct 19, 2021 12:31 PM EST
Boykin played zero offensive snaps and 15 special teams snaps in Monday's win over the Colts.
Analysis: Though this was Boykin's 2021 debut, he still didn't factor into the mix on offense. He got plenty of usage on special teams, though. It's particularly discouraging for Boykin that he didn't play on offense despite Sammy Watkins getting hurt during the game. Boykin may be looking at a role primarily on special teams going forward and his role on offense figures to be limited even if he starts getting involved in Week 6 against the Chargers.
Oct 13, 2021 10:53 AM EST
The Ravens activated Boykin (hamstring) from injured reserve ahead of Monday's game against the Colts, Ryan Mink of Baltimore's official site reports.
Analysis: Boykin will presumably suit up Monday for his season debut, after the hamstring injury he suffered in an Aug. 2 training camp practice sidelined him for the entire preseason and the Ravens' first four regular-season contests. Though he looks healthy again after practicing for the previous two weeks, Boykin could be eased back into the Ravens' receiving corps with a limited role Monday. He was a bit contributor in the passing attack while playing a full 16-game slate in 2020, notching 19 receptions for 266 yards and four touchdowns.
Oct 11, 2021 1:18 PM EST
Boykin (hamstring) is expected to make his 2021 debut in Monday's game against the Colts, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Although fellow receiver Rashod Bateman (groin) hasn't been cleared to return from injured reserve in Week 5, Boykin will likely be available to make his first appearance of the season. The 2019 third-rounder recorded 19 receptions for 266 yards and four touchdowns last season but could see a decreased role in 2021 with Bateman and Sammy Watkins in the fold.
Oct 11, 2021 9:42 AM EST
Boykin (hamstring) was not activated from injured reserve and will miss Sunday's contest against the Broncos, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.
Analysis: It's unclear whether Miles Boykin made the trip to Denver like his fellow injured reserve teammate, Rashod Bateman (groin), but in any case it sounds like both wideouts are likely close to making their respective 2021 debuts. Boykin has been a disappointment since joining the Ravens back in 2019 and probably will see a decreased role compared to years past with the emergence of Devin Duvernay coupled with the additions of Sammy Watkins and Bateman.
Oct 2, 2021 3:10 PM EST
The Ravens designated Boykin (hamstring) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Ryan Mink of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Boykin and fellow wideout Rashod Bateman (groin) will both rejoin the Ravens for practice this week after the two missed the Ravens' first three games with their respective injuries. Given that Boykin hasn't logged any on-field work since Aug. 2 due to the hamstring injury, he won't be a lock to play Sunday in Denver, as he may need more than one week of practice before the Ravens are comfortable activating him from IR and adding him to the 53-man roster. Baltimore will have a 21-day window with which to evaluate Boykin for a return from IR or to shut him down for the season.
Sep 29, 2021 7:34 AM EST
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