After much speculation, former Panther Tre Boston has been signed by the team he was drafted by on a 1 year contract worth $3 Million per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Once GM Marty Hurney opted to pass on signing one of the high profile safety’s available in free agency or draft someone at the position, people immediately made the connection that a return could very well be on the cards for the 27 year old who started his career as a Panther and featured on the Super Bowl team of 2015.
Boston is fondly remembered for his hard hitting style and ability to act as a ball hawk in coverage, with his best moment as a Panther coming in the NFC South division decider against Atlanta in which he had an 85 yard pick 6 off of Matt Ryan to all but put the game away in the 3rd Quarter and take Carolina into the post season.
Speaking at his first day of training camp, Boston said “Coming back here was easy for me. I wanted to find a good contract. I fit in this system. It’s all about being on the right page with what I’m worth and what these guys are asking of me.”
He was also quick to give praise to the fans and speak on how much of a role they played in his return.
“The fans did a great job.” Boston said. “They embraced me and now are welcoming me back. The players wanting me back means a lot. It’s an amazing feeling.”
It is very likely that Boston will get the starting job at Safety next to Eric Reid, with the hope the pair can form a formidable pair in the back end of the Defense, an area where the Panthers have struggled to find consistent performance over these last few years.
If they can achieve that, this may be the most complete the Panthers have been on the Defensive side of the ball in a long time, and could help them well on their way to try and take back the NFC South, and ultimately make it back to the Super Bowl in Miami this coming February.