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Ex-Panthers safety Tre Boston looking for work - and the reason he's still unemployed

Tre Boston, who lives in Charlotte during the offseason, isn’t sure his social activism is the reason he’s unemployed. But he’s had a hard time coming up with any other reasons. “I have no idea. But if I told you there’s a 25-year-old out there, no nagging injuries, no off-field issues, 10 career picks, 180 tackles-plus, three sacks, what would you tell me?” Boston said Monday.

Tre Boston wants team he fits well in, can win a Super Bowl

Safety Tre Boston visited the Chargers, Bills and Steelers last May after the Panthers cut him. He signed a one-year deal with Los Angeles. That means he hits free agency again in March, and this time, he is seeking a long-term deal. Boston played the most snaps of any of the team’s defenders in 2017. He tied for fifth in the NFL with five interceptions.

Chargers' Tre Boston working on second career as TV analyst

Anyone who has been around Tre Boston understands he has the gift of gab. So it's no surprise the Los Angeles Chargers safety is putting that skill to good use during the offseason. Boston has been appearing on the NFL Network as a guest analyst, something he started doing during the regular season and hopes to pursue once his playing career is over.

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week 17

Tre Boston (Los Angeles Chargers) had seven tackles and his fifth interception of the season in the Chargers' win against Oakland. Ryan Switzer (Dallas Cowboys) had a season-high four catches for 32 yards. Former UNC players in the NFL playoffs will include Mack Hollins, Julius Peppers, Robert Quinn, Da'Norris Searcy, Sylvester Williams and Brandon Tate.

Chargers' Tre Boston shining on the field and in front of the cameras as analyst for NFL Network

Tre Boston’s biweekly trips to Culver City to appear as a guest analyst on the NFL Network’s “Total Access” show and “NFL Blitz” this season were not part of some master plan Boston devised last offseason. “They liked me and asked me to come host a show during the season, and I took the opportunity to do it,” said Boston, a former North Carolina standout.

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week Ten

Tre Boston (Los Angeles Chargers) had a monster game in the Chargers' 20-17 loss to Jacksonville with six tackles, three pass deflections and two interceptions. He narrowly missed a third off a tipped ball. Eric Ebron (Detroit Lions) caught two balls for 39 yards including a 29-yard touchdown. It was his second of the season. Zach Brown (Washington Redskins) had 10 tackles.

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week Eight

Julius Peppers (Carolina Panthers) had one sack, moving him past Chris Doleman for fourth most all-times. Zach Brown (Washington Redskins) led the Redskins in tackles with 12 in Washington's 33-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Tre Boston (Los Angeles Chargers) had five tackles and one pass deflection in the Chargers loss to the New England Patriots.

Chargers safety Tre Boston proving to be outstanding in pass coverage

Though he came in with a bit of a reputation as a hard-hitting defensive back, Chargers free safety Tre Boston has proven to be outstanding in coverage, posting a Pro Football Focus grade on par with the Giants’ stud safety Landon Collins. Boston has posted a grade of 82.7 to Collins’ 86.2 per PFF in coverage, proving that he is one of the best defenders at his position against the pass.

Southwest Florida to NFL: North Fort Myers graduate Tre Boston's interception gives Chargers life

Tre Boston signed with the Chargers after starting his career with the Carolina Panthers. He has 26 tackles on the season, which ranks No. 5 on the team. Boston and mother Iris DeHoyos have started the Tre Boston Beyond Belief Foundation, which helps underprivileged youth have strong core values, integrity, coachability and to achieve their educational goals.

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week Five

Multiple Tar Heels played across the NFL in Week 5. Julius Peppers (Carolina Panthers) had two tackles and a sack bringing his season total to 5.5. He also made a stop when the Detroit Lions attempted a 4th-and-1. Brandon Tate (Buffalo Bills) caught two passes for 25 yards and a TD. Tre Boston (L.A. Chargers) had four tackles and a game-sealing interception.

Chargers' Tre Boston wins starting safety job

Tre Boston, following the release of Dwight Lowery, has won the starting job at free safety for the Los Angeles Chargers, Eric Williams of ESPN.com reports. Boston seemingly proved his talents enough in training camp and preseason to earn the job. Last season with the Panthers, Boston recorded 53 tackles and two interceptions.

Tre Boston is more than a safety net while competing for a starting job with Chargers

It’s easy to spot free safety Tre Boston at a Chargers practice. He’s the guy with the dreadlocks flowing from his helmet to the No. 33 on the back of his jersey, and who is usually break-dancing to music blaring from the speakers surrounding the practice field. “That’s his personality, and it’s contagious,” coach Anthony Lynn said. “You need a few guys like that.”

Audio: Tre Boston on the Jim Rome Show

Former North Carolina and Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston Joined the Jim Rome Show on Wednesday to discuss his recent signing with the Los Angeles Chargers, life on the west coast, his release from the Panthers and his random life-changing encounter at a gas station.

Encounter with gas station stranger leads Tre Boston to Chargers

Recently released by the Carolina Panthers, Tre Boston had three suitors in the Chargers, the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers. After visiting all three teams, Boston said he prayed for clarity as traveled back home to Charlotte, North Carolina, to make his decision. That's when he stopped by the local gas station, even though he had a half a tank.

Why Tre Boston Decided to Become a Bolt

Tre Boston had a decision to make. Surprisingly released after starting 10 games for the Carolina Panthers in 2016, the 24-year old safety was a hot commodity coveted by numerous teams. After some time he whittled his list down to three choices – the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers. Still, one made more sense above the rest.

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