Boykin worked out for the team on Monday. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Boykin looked "rocked up" and showed some speed, but Quinn said he wanted to wait on the medical report before making a decision. Talk circulated regarding Boykin having hip issues, but the source indicated Boykin is fine and the hip is not a factor.
Boykin was with the Carolina Panthers this offseason but was released two months after being signed. He played 16 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers last year, starting one. And the University of Georgia product played his first three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Falcons are looking for depth at the position with second-year cornerback Jalen Collins suspended for the first four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Collins can still practice with the team, but his role remains unclear as he tries to overcome a disappointing rookie season.
Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford are the projected starting cornerbacks, with Collins possibly kicking Alford inside to the nickel, if Collins shows he's capable of having an impact. Akeem King and DeMarcus Van Dyke also are in the cornerback mix.
If the Falcons do decide to reconsider adding Boykin to the roster, at least one NFC defensive coach believes he can be an asset.
"He's good," the coach said. "I thought he could have helped us. I think he can help somebody at the nickel position."