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September 5, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders completed their offseason overhaul of the cornerback unit Monday by signing recent Eagles castoff Joselio Hanson and cutting 2011 third-round pick DeMarcus Van Dyke. Hanson was cut last week after six seasons as the Eagles' nickel cornerback. "He's been a guy that's played a lot of years in the league in the slot and we just felt like it was a good thing to get another veteran guy in there with what really amounts to a young room," coach Dennis Allen said.
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May 24, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
BRANDON Boykin is the Eagles' flavor of the month. A feisty, physical, 5-9 cornerback/return man whom folks have been gushing about ever since he fell into the team's lap in the fourth round of last month's draft. Many already have assumed that when the Eagles open the regular season on Sept. 9 in Cleveland, Boykin will be their No. 3 corner, manning the inside in their nickel package, with Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on the outside. You'll forgive Joselio Hanson if he doesn't go along with that assumption.
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August 24, 2012
BRANDON BOYKIN was a ninth-grader at Fayette County High School in Georgia when he attended a basketball camp being run by then-Kentucky coach Tubby Smith. Before the games started, he had been dunking and showing off to the other campers. It was a neat trick, seeing as how he was only 5-8 at the time. (He has had a growth spurt since. Now he's 5-9.) If this sounds like the beginning of the kind of story that tends to grow over time, Boykin insists it isn't. "It's very true," he said.
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November 13, 2009
AFTER LAST WEEK, I think I might resort to coin- flipping, or maybe placing each team's logo on the floor and seeing which one my dog sniffs first. The Eagles haven't lost back-to-back games this season, but that doesn't mean it's a law or anything. I have zero feel for what the Chargers are up to - they're 5-3, just like the Eagles, and like the Eagles, a little less than what they probably should be. They've beaten the Raiders twice; maybe they could give the Birds some pointers on that.
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December 29, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the first play of the second half, the Vikings went deep. Joe Webb to wide receiver Percy Harvin for 46 yards, with a declined penalty on Eagles cornerback Dimitri Patterson. It was a bold move by the Vikings. It was a bad sign for the Eagles. Despite playing against a rookie quarterback making his first career start, the Eagles' defensive backs failed to come up with a turnover and surrendered more than their fair share of big passing plays. Webb, a sixth-round pick from Alabama-Birmingham whom the Vikings originally projected as a wide receiver, completed 17 of 26 passes for 195 yards.
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September 8, 2011 | BY MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
ON SATURDAY, sitting at a blackjack table at Caesars in Atlantic City, Joselio Hanson's cellphone rang. It was the Eagles. They had cut him. Hanson, a valuable backup cornerback, didn't sweat it. He went back to the table, recouped his losses and left the casino. "I broke even," Hanson said. "It all worked out. " Indeed it did. Hanson, 30, received only tepid interest from five other teams, the Giants and Rams among them. Neither was willing to sign Hanson this week; signing him this week would mean his contract is guaranteed through the season.
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August 3, 2011 | By Tim Rohan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The three new free agents hung out on the far left side as the players lined up to watch practice Wednesday. All three are penciled in to start, but they were forced to watch the incumbents they were replacing go through the motions. They were fidgeting on the outside - and probably on the inside, too. Nnamdi Asomugha swung his arms and stared at his feet. Jason Babin played with his fingers behind his back. Cullen Jenkins stretched his hamstrings.
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August 4, 2011
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The three new free agents hung out on the far left side as the players lined up to watch practice Wednesday. All three are penciled in to start, but they were forced to watch the incumbents they were replacing go through the motions. They were fidgeting on the outside - and probably on the inside, too. Nnamdi Asomugha swung his arms and stared at his feet. Jason Babin played with his fingers behind his back. Cullen Jenkins stretched his hamstrings.
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November 17, 2011 | BY LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
JOSELIO HANSON is back where he belongs this week, back where he has largely thrived since 2006. Hanson is the Eagles' slot cornerback, now that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is expected to miss at least a few weeks with a high ankle sprain and torn ligaments. When the team started stockpiling Pro Bowl corners in training camp, Hanson was demoted - he was even cut briefly - and he has mostly played in dime situations and on special teams this year, his sixth with the Eagles. "I'm ready to showcase what I've got, again," said Hanson, 30, who can't be sure of a long-term future with the Eagles.
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October 30, 2011
Here are things to look for when the Eagles face the Cowboys on Sunday night.   Cole vs. Free For the first time since his rookie season in 2005, Trent Cole missed a game because of injury. The Eagles defensive end, in fact, missed the last two because of a calf strain. But he's back and raring to go. Cole's chief assignment? To get around Dallas left tackle Doug Free and get after quarterback Tony Romo.   Jackson breakout Since 2008, DeSean Jackson has a league-best 14 touchdowns covering more than 50 yards.
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September 26, 2012 | BY ALEX LEE, Daily News Staff Writer
AS FAR AS rookie fourth-round picks go, Brandon Boykin had about as promising a start to an NFL career as possible through two games. The slot cornerback was on the field for more than 60 percent of the defensive snaps in his debut in Cleveland, then was integral in shutting down Anquan Boldin in his second game against the Ravens. But on Sunday in Arizona, he looked like a rookie. To be fair, the Eagles' defensive strategy did Boykin no favors. Larry Fitzgerald, Eagle killer and by far the Cardinals' biggest threat, lined up everywhere, including in the slot over Boykin.
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September 5, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandon Boykin checked Twitter on Friday afternoon and noticed a stream of congratulatory messages. The Eagles rookie cornerback was confused. He checked for news updates and saw that veteran Joselio Hanson had been released. Ten minutes later, Boykin's phone rang. It was Hanson, who shared the information and wished Boykin luck. They had a brief conversation, and Boykin embarked on a season as the Eagles top nickel cornerback. The Eagles' decision to release Hanson, who spent six seasons in Philadelphia, cemented Boykin's status.
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September 5, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders completed their offseason overhaul of the cornerback unit Monday by signing recent Eagles castoff Joselio Hanson and cutting 2011 third-round pick DeMarcus Van Dyke. Hanson was cut last week after six seasons as the Eagles' nickel cornerback. "He's been a guy that's played a lot of years in the league in the slot and we just felt like it was a good thing to get another veteran guy in there with what really amounts to a young room," coach Dennis Allen said.
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August 24, 2012
BRANDON BOYKIN was a ninth-grader at Fayette County High School in Georgia when he attended a basketball camp being run by then-Kentucky coach Tubby Smith. Before the games started, he had been dunking and showing off to the other campers. It was a neat trick, seeing as how he was only 5-8 at the time. (He has had a growth spurt since. Now he's 5-9.) If this sounds like the beginning of the kind of story that tends to grow over time, Boykin insists it isn't. "It's very true," he said.
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August 16, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
BETHLEHEM - Brandon Boykin caught the first-quarter kickoff 8 yards deep in the end zone, which is deep inside special-teams coach Bobby April's no-fly zone. Boykin knew he should have just taken a knee. But it was his first touch in an NFL game, albeit a meaningless preseason opener, and the adrenaline was pumping and, well, there was just no way he wasn't going to tuck that baby under his arm and take off. "That was my first one and I just kind of had the excitement inside of me to get that return out," the rookie said.
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July 31, 2012 | Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM — Many people began writing Joselio Hanson's football obituary in late April after the Eagles selected Brandon Boykin in the fourth round of the draft. Like Hanson, Boykin plays cornerback. Like Hanson, he can play inside. Unlike Hanson, he is young.Boykin just turned 22, two weeks ago. Hanson will turn 31 on Aug. 18.Even though Hanson has established himself as one of the NFL's better slot corners in the six seasons he's been with the Eagles, he was informed by the coaches at the team's first minicamp this spring that he would be "competing" for the nickel job in training camp with Boykin.
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July 24, 2012 | By Tyler Jett, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - When Brandon Boykin returned home in mid-June to Fayetteville, Ga., he breathed a sigh of relief. The Eagles minicamp had just wrapped up, and finally he could take a break. After three days passed, boredom crept in. "You're ready to get back up there and get going," the 22-year-old cornerback said. "I'm definitely glad it's here. . . . I'm ready to see how I can do in this atmosphere. Everybody's excited. " Boykin, the Eagles' fourth-round pick in this year's draft, was among the team's rookies reporting to training camp Sunday afternoon.
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June 14, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If it weren't for YouTube and a recent up-close look, Brandon Boykin's claim that he has a 43-inch vertical leap could sound like hyperbole. To put that number into perspective, the highest a defensive back went at the NFL combine in February was 39 1/2 inches. Julius Erving was said to have a 41-inch vertical leap. The 5-foot-9 Boykin did not have the opportunity to reach such heights at the combine because he had suffered a broken leg a month earlier in the Senior Bowl.
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May 24, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
BRANDON Boykin is the Eagles' flavor of the month. A feisty, physical, 5-9 cornerback/return man whom folks have been gushing about ever since he fell into the team's lap in the fourth round of last month's draft. Many already have assumed that when the Eagles open the regular season on Sept. 9 in Cleveland, Boykin will be their No. 3 corner, manning the inside in their nickel package, with Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on the outside. You'll forgive Joselio Hanson if he doesn't go along with that assumption.
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December 23, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Asante Samuel did not practice with the Eagles for the second straight day, putting his availability for Saturday's game at Dallas very much in question. Eagles coach Andy Reid said that Samuel tried to run on his strained hamstring Tuesday, but that the cornerback felt sore afterward and was held out from Wednesday's and Thursday's sessions. "Asante is still a little sore, and we'll just see how he does here over the next couple days," Reid said. Because of the short workweek, Thursday was the last strenuous practice before the Eagles board a flight Friday afternoon.
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