The main stages of free agency has come and gone, yet the pool of talented safeties remain.
Disagreement between defensive backs and NFL teams on the market value of the safety position has left a lot of talented players unsigned.
The list includes Tre Boston, Eric Reid, Kenny Vaccaro, and Tyvon Branch.
But now, it looks like one of the NFL’s top available safeties could be landing with the Arizona Cardinals.
S Tre Boston just text me he is on a flight to Arz.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) May 30, 2018
Tre Boston, formerly of the Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Chargers, visited the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the offseason and has been on their radar ever since.
Entering his fifth season in the NFL, Boston is coming off a year where he set career highs in tackles (79) and interceptions (5). He established himself as one of top safeties in the league in 2017 and was hoping to cash in on his breakout season.
Unfortunately for him, things did not goes as planned and he remains a free agent. The soft market for safeties this year is certainly surprising, considering Boston’s performance and the cap number for many NFL teams.
At this point, Boston (will be 26 in June) is aware what they're offering, the goal is to sign him. His 2nd visit and also visited other teams. It's a need for the Cardinals Bethea will be 34 at the end of July, Budda Baker could be an option for slot CB. Replacement Tyvon Branch https://t.co/ZudZu8vm3i— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) May 30, 2018
Boston’s connection with Steve Wilks dates back to the day when was a fourth round pick by the Carolina Panthers in 2014.
His familiarity with Wilks and his coaching staff makes the Arizona Cardinals a favorite destination to land in.
If he signs with the Cardinals, Boston would be joining a group a safeties that include Antoine Bethea and Budda Baker.
With the loss of experience and leadership behind the starters after the release of Tyrann Mathieu, Boston would certainly fill a position of need.
Another visit to Arizona does not guarantee that he will sign with the team but considering the fact that the Cardinals is his first choice for a second visit, it certainly bodes well for their chances.