The Arizona Cardinals made it official today, announcing the signing of safety Tre Boston to a one-year contract.
In a corresponding move, the team released defensive end Moubarak Djeri.
From the team:
Boston (6-1, 205) played in all 16 games (15 starts) last season with the Los Angeles Chargers and set career-highs with 79 tackles (61 solo), five interceptions and nine passes defensed. A four-year NFL veteran, Boston entered the league with Carolina as a fourth-round selection (128th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft out of North Carolina. He spent his first three seasons in the league with the Panthers (2014-16), appearing in 42 games (16 starts) and was coached by then Panthers assistant and current Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks.
In his career, the 25-year old Boston has played in 58 games (31 starts) and has 172 tackles (136 solo), eight interceptions, 18 passes defensed, and 11 special teams tackles. He has also appeared in five postseason games, including Super Bowl 50 with Carolina.
While the team does not disclose contract information, Twitter does and Ian Rapoport had it yesterday:
The #AZCardinals are giving free agent safety Tre Boston a 1-year deal worth $1.5M, source said, with a max value of $3M.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2018
It is a great deal for the Cardinals and if things go well for both parties, one that could be extended.
It’ll keep Boston hungry and the Cardinals get the veteran presence at safety they need.