Ravens sign CBs Boykins, Shabazz; Arrington fails physical

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While Brandon Boykin hasn't played in an National Football League game since the 2015 season, the former Georgia cornerback and return specialist has earned another shot at making a team's roster for the upcoming season.

The move comes just days after Baltimore's nickel corner Tavon Young tore his ACL, an injury that will cause Young to miss the upcoming season.

Boykin has 131 tackles (116 solo), eight interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, 37 passes defensed, two sacks, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

After he agreed to a pay cut, Arrington suffered a concussion against the Carolina Panthers in the preseason and was placed on injured reserve. He's had interceptions and 52 combined tackles in three seasons since, and has started seven of 67 career games.

Shabazz, 24, was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Indianapolis Colts in 2015. Arrington played primarily in the slot for Baltimore.

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Arrington's release is a result of a failed physical according to the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec.

Terminating Arrington's contract frees up approximately $2.1 million in cap space.

Shabazz played in one game with the Houston Texans last season before participating in six contests with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

These moves come in an offseason in which the Ravens had already added two cornerbacks.

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