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S Tre Boston announces he's going to the Chargers
By Peter Reitz •
May 13, 2017
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 19: Free safety Tre Boston #33 of the Carolina Panthers looks on against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedExField on December 19, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Former Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston announced via Twitter that he is headed to the Los Angeles Chargers. Boston will be joining a group of safeties that includes returning starters Jahleel Addae and Dwight Lowery, along with fourth-round pick Rayshawn Jenkins.
Boston earned an overall grade of 78.1 in 2016, while playing a career-high 840 defensive snaps. He finished the season tied for the No. 47 grade among safeties.
In coverage, Boston was targeted 27 times, allowing 12 receptions for 178 yards and zero touchdowns. Opposing quarterbacks yielded a passer rating of 35.7 when throwing into Boston’s coverage – the lowest in the league for safeties.
Boston allowed the eighth-fewest receiving yards per coverage snap (0.32), and his 46.2 cover snaps per reception ranked sixth among qualified safeties.