Prior to the start of training camp, the New York Giants will bring in veteran safety Tre Boston for a visit. The seasoned defender could be a good grab for a team that’s relying heavily on Antoine Bethea to sure up the defensive backfield.
Finishing 2018 on a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, Boston put together a solid season. Ranking as the 24th highest-graded-safety as per PFF with a 74.1 overall grade, he proved he can still be a capable starter. Allowing just 18 receptions on 30 targets for 189 yards and two scores, Boston would be a cheap signing that can act as a quality reserve option.
Right before training camp, the #Giants are bringing in FA safety Tre Boston for a visit today, source said. A potential signing.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 22, 2019
One thing I like about Boston is his injury history, playing in 72 of a possible 80 games in five seasons. He’s collected 17 passes defended in the past two seasons alone.
Going into a new situation last season, he forced an incompletion percentage of (26.7%) which ranked fourth among safeties with at least 10 targets. Additionally, his 61.0 passer rating was the sixth-best among safeties. In all likelihood, Boston would be the backup to Bethea who’s a sure tackler.
What would Boston offer the New York Giants?
I do like Tre’s versatility, however, as he can play free safety and strong safety, giving the Giants a utility option to interchange between the two in case Jabrill Peppers misses any time.
Keep an eye on this development as the Giants could very well sign him to a cheap deal.