Boykin Jabs Giants CB Thurmond

Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) celebrates with his teammates on the field after making an interception in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The Eagle beat the Cowboys 24-22. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) celebrates with his teammates on the field after making an interception in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The Eagle beat the Cowboys 24-22. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran cornerback Walter Thurmond signed with the Giants this offseason and met with reporters today.

Thurmond plays on the inside and doesn’t think anyone in the league is better than him in that role.

“I’m the best slot corner in the league, for sure. I’ll tell you that,” Thurmond said, via NJ.com.

The Eagles, of course, have a pretty good slot corner themselves in Brandon Boykin.

Boykin then retweeted a few of the responses he received.

That, obviously, is not true. Boykin has been pushing to get a shot playing on the outside, but the coaches seem to view him as purely an inside corner. The Eagles’ CB responded to Thurmond:

“I don’t start on the outside.. My stats are probably what confused u though. I understand.”

And so that’s that. Thanks to Boykin and Thurmond for providing some entertainment on an otherwise slow Tuesday.

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