The Los Angeles Chargers are reportedly bringing in another safety.
According to free safety Tre Boston himself, he is heading to Los Angeles after picking the Chargers over the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers.
— Tre Boston (@TreBos10) May 12, 2017
Boston, a 2014 fourth-round pick, was cut by the Carolina Panthers this month. The 24-year-old finished with 53 total tackles, seven pass deflections, two interceptions and two sacks in 2016. He played in all but one game over the past two seasons. At 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, he’ll add some length to what is a shorter secondary.
Boston finished as Pro Football Focus’ 47th-best safety (78.1 overall grade) among 90 qualifiers last year. Not only does Boston bring quality depth, but he’ll be an upgrade at free safety over Dwight Lowery.
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Going into the 2017 offseason, the Chargers needed help in their defensive backfield. Yes, they have two Pro Bowlers at cornerback in Jason Verrett and Casey Hayward, as well as a decent strong safety in Jahleel Addae (who signed a four-year extension), but quality playmakers and depth were lacking behind those three (it also doesn’t help that both Verrett and Addae have missed a good amount of time due to injuries).
The Chargers appear to have fixed that problem, drafting the versatile Desmond King and the hard-hitting Raymond Jenkins in the 2017 NFL Draft, and now persuading Boston to play in Los Angeles.