Chargers Free Agency

LA Chargers: 3 former Bolts who are surprisingly still free agents

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 13: D.J. Fluker #70 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up before the game against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 13: D.J. Fluker #70 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up before the game against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Tre Boston

Tre Boston had his first breakout season with the LA Chargers back in 2017. Boston was a serviceable safety prior to joining the Chargers and then really took a step up with the Bolts that would set up the rest of his career thus far.

Boston would go on to play one season with the Arizona Cardinals and two seasons with his first team, the Carolina Panthers. Boston was good enough with the Panthers in 2019 to warrant a three-year, $18 million extension from the team. He was released just one year after the extension.

Boston is still a free agent after being released by the Panthers and the main reason is likely how bad he played last season. While Boston was solid for a multi-year stretch, the Panthers needed to save money this offseason and Boston was an easy target after a poor season.

Boston is someone who I would not mind seeing on the LA Chargers. The Bolts could use safety depth and Boston would be a great option to split snaps with Nasir Adderley next to Derwin James.

The Chargers may not be running the same offense but Boston still has value as a 29-year-old safety. He joined a former team in the Panthers before and he had a breakout year with the Bolts before, who is to say that it won’t happen again?

Boston does not deserve to remain unsigned and should find a new home at some point this offseason.

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