Tre Boston among five players cut by Panthers

Former UNC safety started 10 games last season prior to being cut following the 2017 NFL Draft

Bob Donnan—USA TODAY Sports
Dec 24

Safety Tre Boston was one of five players cut by the Carolina Panthers, the team announced on Tuesday morning. Boston was a fourth-round pick by the Panthers in the 2014 NFL Draft coming out of North Carolina.The Panthers also announced they cut fullback Devon Johnson, cornerback Lou Young and offensive tackles Jack Rodgers and Jordan Rigsbee.But Boston was clearly the most surprising cut, especially given his role with the team last season. The former UNC safety played in 31 games over the last two seasons, starting in 10 contests in 2016 but never quite progressing to where Carolina hoped he would be heading into his fourth season.Control the Controllable and leave the rest in God's Hands! He always has a plan! Remain Faithful! Trust the Process! #Blessed — Tre Boston (@TreBos10) May 2, 2017
General manager Dave Gettleman was expected to draft at least one safety in Philadelphia given the team’s lack of depth at the position with only Boston, Kurt Coleman and free agent acquisition Mike Adams on the roster as potential starters.He didn’t. And now the Panthers are left with just two possible starters and a slew of unknowns.During his career with Carolina, Boston amassed five interceptions — one returned for a touchdown — 11 passes defensed and three sacks over a three-year span. While he is no longer a Panther, Boston has a good chance to carve out a backup role with another NFL franchise this offseason.