The Panthers have made an addition to their wide receiving corps, signing Jarrett Boykin, the team announced today in a press release. According to the club, it’s a one-year contract for the former Packer.
Boykin, 25, had a productive run during the 2013 season when Green Bay’s receiving depth was hit hard by injuries. Subbing in for Randall Cobb and other sidelined players, Boykin accumulated 49 receptions for 681 yards and three touchdowns. However, he returned to a very part-time role in 2014, catching just three balls on the year. At season’s end, the Packers opted not to assign him an RFA tender, making him an unrestricted free agent.
For the Panthers, Boykin joins a group of receivers led by Kelvin Benjamin. While the Panthers figure to address the position in the draft, Boykin and former second-round pick Stephen Hill could provide some potential upside.