Even after adding safety Kentrell Brice on Monday, the Buccaneers still need help in the third level of their defense, as the players currently on the roster at that position have a limited amount of starting experience. While they may add a player at the safety position in the draft, the Buccaneers can look at veteran Tre Boston in free agency.
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In five seasons in the NFL, Boston has played three seasons with the Carolina Panthers after he was drafted in the fourth round in 2014, and a year with both the Los Angeles Chargers and Arizona Cardinals. At just the age of 26, Boston still has a lot to offer for any NFL team in need of an upgrade at the safety position; enter Tampa Bay.
Boston has recorded 11 interceptions, defended another 27 passes, and hit the quarterback 10 times. In addition, Boston has recorded 79 tackles in each of the last two seasons, and recorded 11 tackles for loss in his career.
He has started 44 games in his career at both free and strong safety during his tenure in the league, giving the Buccaneers some flexibility if they choose to go the Boston route and bring him to Tampa Bay.