Congratulations to Jarrett Boykin on signing with the @buffalobills. Young, experienced, & talented pro that will help that team in 2016.— Blake Baratz (@blakebaratz) January 6, 2016
Boykin was an undrafted free agent in 2012, but made the Packers' final roster that season. In 2013, he stepped into the lineup after a slew of injuries and caught 49 passes for 681 yards and three touchdowns, while also playing special teams. Though his special teams role continued in 2014, his own injuries and the return to health of others kept Boykin out of the offensive lineup, and after his three-year deal expired following a three-catch season, the Packers elected not to bring him back.
Last summer, Boykin was in training camp with the Carolina Panthers, but did not make the 53-man roster prior to the season. He had a few workouts during the season, including with the Bills in the final month of the season, but ultimately spent the entirety of the 2015 season out of football.
The 6'2", 217-pound Boykin was a four-year contributor at Virginia Tech, where he spent parts of three seasons catching passes from one Tyrod Taylor. Buffalo needs more size in their receiver corps, and the lanky Boykin - with his 36-inch vertical leap - trends toward satisfying that need.