Safety Tre Boston remains unsigned and Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer wonders if the Chargers free agent’s history of social activism is hampering his market. Much has been written about Eric Reid‘s ongoing unemployment, but Boston was fairly outspoken following the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott by a Charlotte police officer two years ago while with the Panthers. For his part, Boston isn’t sure that his public stance in 2016 is working against him.
“I have no idea. But if I told you there’s a 25-year-old out there, no nagging injuries, no off-field issues, [eight] career picks, 180 tackles-plus, [two] sacks, what would you tell me?” Boston said. “I don’t know. I can’t say what upstairs is thinking,” he added. “But I know I have the stats and the numbers to play with the best of them. So for me it’s just being patient. Things are gonna happen.”
Late last month, Boston said that he has drawn interest from the Cardinals, Raiders, Browns, and Giants this offseason. We haven’t heard much about him in recent weeks, however.
Here’s more from the NFC South:
- Former Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis is negotiating a settlement over an injury grievance he filed while in New Orleans, multiple sources tell Nick Underhill and Ramon Antonio Vargas of The New Orleans Advocate. Lewis was released by the Saints before the 2016 season as he was dealing with a hip injury that has since required multiple surgeries. In a visit before the 2017 season, Steelers doctors found that he had undergone a “failed surgery,” according to Lewis. Lewis’ issue could be tied to former Saints doctors Deryk Jones and Misty Suri, who were fired after misdiagnosing cornerback Delvin Breaux‘s leg injury.
- The Falcons‘ biggest needs in the upcoming draft include defensive tackle and wide receiver, as George Henry of The Associated Press writes. Atlanta owns the No. 26 pick in the first round and picks in every subsequent round, except for the fifth. The interior defensive line is a need after the departure of Dontari Poe and a pass catcher is needed after losing Taylor Gabriel to free agency.
- Buccaneers wide receiver Adam Humphries inked his restricted free agent tender on Tuesday.