CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Brandon Boykin from the Pittsburgh Steelers to a one-year contract.

Financial terms were not available Monday.

With cornerback Bene Benwikere moving to the outside, Boykin is expected to compete for the team's nickel cornerback spot.

The 25-year-old Boykin has played in all 64 games and started seven during his four seasons in the NFL - the first three with the Philadelphia Eagles and last year with the Steelers. Boykin had 25 tackles in 2015, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble.

His best season came in 2013 when he had a career-high 42 tackles and six interceptions for 136 yards, including a 76-yard return for a touchdown. He also had two forced fumbles that season and 16 pass breakups.



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