Tre Boston to visit with Cardinals

AP

Safety Tre Boston‘s free agency has lasted longer than he probably expected and his next attempt to land a job for the 2018 season will come with the Cardinals.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Boston told her he was traveling to Arizona on Wednesday. Boston met with the Colts earlier this month, but has otherwise seen the same quiet market that greeted other safeties like Kenny Vaccaro and Eric Reid this offseason.

Tyvon Branch was with the Cardinals in 2017, but saw his season come to an end with a torn ACL. The Cardinals also had Tyrann Mathieu last year, but cut him in a cap move and he’s moved on to the Texans. Antoine Bethea, Budda Baker and Rudy Ford are their returning safeties from last year.

Boston had 79 tackles and five interceptions with the Chargers last season. He was previously with the Panthers, where he played for current Cardinals coach Steve Wilks.

11 responses to “Tre Boston to visit with Cardinals

  1. This dude can ball. I have been hoping the Cards sign him since Honey Badger left.

  2. Why aren’t any un-named players threatening to sit out until Tre Boston signs a contract? Does a player only have a right to a job if he kneeled for the anthem?

  3. Kind of blows up Reid’s collusion claim when 2 better safeties are also unemployed. This was a deep safety draft. Teams stocked up on younger, cheaper prospects. Just like the Cards did moving on from Mathieu.

    All 3 of these guys will be signed before the season starts. Somebody will get injured or a team will see that a rookie they drafted is not ready to start and these guys will be signed.

  4. Glad the league is so aware of the Cards that you can just throw out the name Branch related to another player, and everyone knows you are talking about Tyvon Branch.

  5. At just 25yrs old big 6″1-209pd versatile safety Tre Boston who would be a BIG Time get for the Cardinals & a great signing. Boston is coming off a season where he had 80 tackles, 13 Tackles for loss & 5 INTs with 9 Passes broken up, dude is borderline elite in pass coverage & at his age hasnt yet peaked. Boston also loves Arizona head-coach Steve Wilks who is his former coach from his days in Carolina and he prefers to play in this system, this is Boston’s second visit to PHX so it is Highly Likely Boston signs today.
    Boston fits this defensive scheme perfectly & his addition further upgrades Arizona’s secondary giving AZ a top 10 pass defense yet again that is extremely hard to throw on with an Elite pass-rush up front that will be MUCH better with borderline elite 6″3-260pd DE Markus Golden back 100% healthy. At Safety Arizona adding a top tier Safety in 6″1 Tre Boston, Safety Antoine Bethea is still playing @ an Elite level ranking 11th of 80+ Safetys ranked with a PFF grade of 87.7 at FS showing top tier pass coverage skills posting 5INTS to 10PD’s 2.0 sacks n 1 Forced Fumble in AZ, Bethea was a GREAT signing. Lastly Arizona’s 2nd Round Pick who they MOVED UP to get giving away multiple picks to do so proved TO BE MORE THAN WORTH IT in young versatile SS/FS 5″10-205pd Budda Baker which is why they felt comfortable releasing Mathieu, as Budda Baker is a younger, much better, much cheaper, much healthier version of Tyrann.
    Last season Safety Budda Baker as A ROOKIE made BOTH 1ST Team All-Pro & Pro-Bowl Teams making PFWA n PFF All Rookie Teams. Baker showed he can not only play Safety at an Elite caliber level, he showed he can be one of the best Elite Safety’s in the NFL ranking 16th overall of 80+ ranked with a grade of 85.5. Baker starting 7 games in 2017, he posted a grade of atleast 85.0 or higher in five of those, while in three of those games he broke the elite 90.0 threshold. Baker has been truly special in run defense these past seven weeks as he ranks third among safeties with an elite 90.4 grade AS A ROOKIE and his per-play grading has been off the chart. On average this season, a safety earns a positive grade on fewer than five percent of their run defense snaps. Baker, on the other hand, has scored a positive grade on 13.9 percent of his run defense snaps. Baker also LEADS ALL Safeties with a 10.9% run stop percentage on plays lined up within 8yds of the line of scrimmage.
    A lot of teams are regretting passing on Budda Baker, scouts acknowledged in terms of pure talent he was a top 10 talent (If he had been 5″11 he’d of went in top 10) but at 5″10 it held him back though he still had a mid-late 1st round grade, their is a reason AZ moved up to get the guy, He’s going to be one of the top Safety’s in the NFL this year. Arizona will again have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL.

  6. Lol…everyone is elite on the Cardinals, right HK? Every player the Fraudinals even sniff at is elite. That’s why he’s still unemployed? Posting those manifestos on the Cards at 2 am? Nothing good happens in an AZ trailer park at 2 am…leave that junk alone buddy.

  7. By the way, Baker was available in the second round because he has hands of stone. Watched his entire college career. Watched game changing interceptions bounce right off his hands over and over. He was a good second round pick but definitely not top ten talent.

  8. Baker’s so bad the Cardinals should drop him and sign two overpaid, aging safeties instead lol. Have fun with Earl “knees of glass” Thomas and Kam “no neck” Chancellor! Once again, every team with a Top 15 QB and a #1 WR is going to pass for 300+ against the Seahags.

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