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Chargers Sign Safety Tre Boston; Release Guard Orlando Franklin
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Last May, the Chargers welcomed Matt Slauson into the fold after the Chicago Bears surprisingly released the veteran offensive lineman following the NFL Draft.
On Monday, the Bolts made a similar move, signing Tre Boston to a one-year deal after the Carolina Panthers parted ways with the veteran safety. He is the latest addition to the secondary, joining recent draft picks Rayshawn Jenkins and Desmond King.
Only 24 years old, Boston joins the Chargers with 42 games and 16 career starts under his belt. Originally a fourth-round draft choice (128th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft, the 6-1, 205-pound safety totaled 108 tackles, 10 passes defensed, three interceptions and one pick-six over three seasons in Carolina.
Boston is fresh off his finest season, setting career-highs in starts (10), passes broken up (seven), sacks (two) and interceptions (two). He played a key role in a Panthers’ defense that led Carolina to Super Bowl 50, posting three tackles, one pass defensed and an interception in the team’s postseason run.
In a corresponding move, the Chargers released guard Orlando Franklin. The veteran appeared in 26 games over two seasons. Read