Tre Boston says he got “very, very disrespectful” offer from Cardinals

AP

Tre Boston is one of several free agent safeties still looking for work this offseason, although Boston did get at least one offer from a team.

Boston visited with the Colts and Cardinals this offseason, but told Sirius XM NFL Radio that his visit with the Colts didn’t include any time with General Manager Chris Ballard, head coach Frank Reich or defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. Boston said he spent two hours in the lunch room and played basketball during his visit.

Boston also visited the Cardinals, who he said “rolled out the red carpet” for him in contrast. Boston termed the offer that the Cardinals made him “very, very disrespectful,” however, and he did not sign with the team. Boston also talked about the overall state of the market for him, Kenny Vaccaro, Eric Reid and other safeties.

“It’s kinda rough man, they got us where they think they want us,” Boston said. “For us, we have to communicate with each other so we don’t take this minimum wage.”

Given the experience these players have, it’s easy to understand why Boston feels that way. Given the way the market has failed to develop for these players, however, they may be faced with a choice of taking minimum salaries or something close to it if they are going to play during the 2018 season.

37 responses to “Tre Boston says he got “very, very disrespectful” offer from Cardinals

  1. I don’t think the veteran minimum really counts as “minimum wage”. Pretty sure it’s not $12 an hour.

  2. Well, any other offers will not be better tan the “disrespectful” offef now.
    You can sign and play for what teams are willing to pay you, or go get another job.
    We will not miss you, and the league will not miss you.

    Let all the kneelers beware, the REAL fans have spoken. Will see you on the corner peddling smack if you keep on “protesting”

  3. I have a very difficult time feeling sorry for him not taking the vet minimum wage. Its either that or be unemployed, which pays quite a bit less.

  4. Lets be real folks….

    Tre Boston is an NFL starting caliber safety. I don’t blame him one bit for refusing the vet min. There are lots of teams that need a playoff experienced safety that had 79 tackles and 5 picks last year.

    Hes far better than the other mentioned names.

  5. Haha. I think (and hope) he’s going to get a better feel for the real minimum wage soon.

  6. Even so it’s all about supply and demand. You can say a lot of teams need a safety like him but if they actually did then they would have signed them during free agency, like pretty much every other position was. The reality is that these teams don’t feel a priority need for a safety. They can either take what they’re offered or wait until an injury happens so that they gain more leverage, but for right now, that “disrespectful offer” may be the best that they’re going to get.

  7. Boston termed the offer that the Cardinals made him “very, very disrespectful

    That probably explains why he’s unsigned. I find it hard to feel sorry for a guy who describes the vet minimum (~$1M) as “minimum wage.” That won’t win him many fans.

    I did some searching on Tre Boston. He has a total of 2 sacks in his four years. His numbers the first three years were less than inspiring. He was much better in 2017 but one article I read stated that teams weren’t all that impressed and considered last year a fluke rather than an indication of why teams aren’t standing in line to sign him. If he feels that strongly about the Cardinals offer then I would expect even fewer teams (probably none) have any interest in him now. Good job Tre. You and Dez can sit back and watch the NFL this season and complain to each other about how you should have been given $10M a year to play.

    I think he may get a real lesson in minimum wage soon.

  8. Lifetime Ban For Kneelers says:
    June 22, 2018 at 4:29 pm
    You will get what the owner decides to give you boy.

    Do you know how racist that sounds? a lot. Boston is a good safety, it is honestly the position that is not getting a lot of money this year. I’d like to see either Reid or Boston sign with the Vikings to go with Harrison Smith…but Boston is right, that position is not getting a lot of money nowadays. CB yes, FS or SS not so much

  9. nagasakee says:
    June 22, 2018 at 5:19 pm
    Lifetime Ban For Kneelers says:
    June 22, 2018 at 4:29 pm
    You will get what the owner decides to give you boy.
    ————————————————————
    Do you know how racist that sounds? a lot. Boston is a good safety, it is honestly the position that is not getting a lot of money this year. I’d like to see either Reid or Boston sign with the Vikings to go with Harrison Smith…but Boston is right, that position is not getting a lot of money nowadays. CB yes, FS or SS not so much
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    I think that was half of Lifetime Ban For Kneelers point. Either he was trying to make the point that racism is involved in not signing theses players (which I disagree with) or he was pointing out that a player is only ‘worth’ what an owner is willing to pay them and he threw in the ‘boy’ to tweek the commenters and start a whole thread about what is and isn’t racism (which seems to be what most of these threads devolve into anymore.)

  10. Every time I read a quote from a player about contracts, etc., I just can’t believe these guys aren’t smart enough to get together and create a new player’s union, with representation that actually represents them. What’s this talk about disrespect? What’s this talk about players needing to communicate with each other. I guess it must be vacation time for the player’s representatives. Where else on earth are you going to find a large group of millionaires that can’t seem to hire someone who can represent them? And they wonder why the teams don’t respect them.

  11. The fact is that there are many players willing to concuss or take out an opposing player’s knees—-the main requirements of an NFL safety. Supply and demand my friend.

  12. Supply and demand. Two straight drafts that were loaded at safety. Safeties who lack ideal coverage skills. The value of guys like Boston is what the market dictates and right now, it isn’t much. He came into the NFL about ten years too late.

  13. Lifetime Ban For Kneelers says:
    June 22, 2018 at 4:29 pm
    You will get what the owner decides to give you boy.

    33 105 Rate This
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    You deserve a life time ban from PFT.

  14. Hysterical…..better than 31 other offers you aren’t going to get. Practice and say after me “Would you like fries with that?”

  15. If it’s so disrespectful then what hasn’t another team signed him. Isn’t not offering a contract or a discussion MORE disrespectful? Cards are not that bad off at Safety. They’re not looking for a starter. They have Bethel and Baker plus Bucannon who plays both LB/S.

  16. They offered you what you are worth….take the check and play this year or take the train and try Wal Mart

  17. He is pretty stupid, isn’t he? When none of the others have gotten offers, he got the red carpet treatment and an OFFER!!! But because the Cards did not fall on their knees and kiss his ring, he is insulted?
    The Cards are laughing because now they know this idiot would not have been a good player for their team on the field and in the locker room.

  18. I think their is a good chance Arizona’s GM Steve Keim works with him and ends up signing him, with Keim saying they will be signing a few veteran players who are still out on the market before camp starts. I think the players they will end up signing are Safety Tre Boston & CB Breeshaud Breeland. They would of already signed Breeland but are waiting for a leg wound to fully heal before they do so he can pass the physical. If they do not sign Boston then they likely bring back SS/FS Tyvon Branch.

  19. kamthechancellor says:
    June 23, 2018 at 3:35 pm
    Keim is average at best. His biggest regret is not drafting Russell Wilson. Cards with Wilson instead of Palmer…Cards probably have a trophy or two.
    _________________________

    Let’s face it, no one knew that Wilson would be good. I guess a blind squirrel finds a nut every once and a while.

  20. If he thought he would get more than Tony or DJ that just left he is nuts. Both are better and if the Cards were willing to pay him what those two got paid, they would have kept one of the two & never looked at Boston. Duh! He knew he wasn’t getting the same amount that those two who wanted to stay seeing how good the Cards will be. Still a top 3 D. Tony and DJ both said they wanted to stay. Just they were offered over priced contracts they couldn’t refuse. Both will have a down year. Boston is just not on the same planet As punt87 but punt is a Seahawks fan.

  21. kamthechancellor says:
    June 23, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Keim is average at best. His biggest regret is not drafting Russell Wilson. Cards with Wilson instead of Palmer…Cards probably have a trophy or two.

    Actually the funniest and yet the most sobering thought is how awful the Seahawks would have been if they had not lucked out when they drafted Russell Wilson as an afterthought backup QB. The Seahawks would have had a revolving door at QB, just like their terrible offensive lines and they would have locked up the NFC basement for all of these years. Remember, before Wilson blew-up Carroll’s brain with his rookie play, Carroll had Matt Flynn (of all QBs???) as his Franchise QB!!!

    Seattle fans should kiss Russell Wilson’s ring everyday and often while giving thanks for their great fortune to the football gods (you know, those minor ones) for gracing Seattle with a legit NFL franchise QB, otherwise, Seattle would be just like Cleveland before Mayfield.

  22. Why am I being reminded of the Honey Badger right now…??? Wish we could have worked through that contract communication issue with him.

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