The Panthers informed Boston of his release Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Cutting Boston will save the Panthers roughly $3.5 million against the cap. The 28-year-old safety notched a career-high 95 tackles (61 solo) to go with one sack, four pass breakups and an interception across 16 games last year. Following Boston's release, free safety should be a key target for Carolina during the 2021 NFL Draft and/or free agency.
Boston finished with 10 tackles (four solo) and a sack in Sunday's 33-7 loss to the Saints.
Boston not only tied for Carolina's team lead in stops, but he registered his first sack of the season while doing so. Overall, Boston's effort helped him finish the campaign with a career-best 95 tackles to go with four passes defended, one interception, two fumble recoveries and a fumble forced. At 28 years old and under contract for 2021, he's a solid veteran that can help the Panthers in their cause of building their defense back up.
Boston finished with seven tackles (six solo) and an interception in Sunday's 20-13 win over Washington.
Boston picked off Dwayne Haskins just prior to halftime, giving him his first interception of the season. Although Boston hasn't been as productive defending the pass this term compared to campaigns prior, his 86 tackles now mark a career high heading into Sunday's season finale versus the Saints.
Boston (hamstring) is active for Saturday's game against the Packers, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Boston's status came down to a game-time decision Saturday, but he's made enough progress in his recovery to take the field. The starting safety's presence will be a notable boost for Carolina's secondary, a unit that faces the tough task of containing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Boston (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Packers.
Boston was a limited participant at practice throughout the week, so he appears trending toward a game-time decision Saturday. Considering Boston has yet to miss a game this season, it's likely that he'll be out there trying to slow down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay passing attack. If Boston were to miss the game, Myles Hartsfield would be in line for the start at free safety.
Boston (hamstring) is active Week 14 against the Broncos.
Boston hasn't missed a game yet this season, and that won't change despite being a late addition to the injury report Friday. The team's third-leading tackler appears good to go for his regular role as the starting free safety.
Boston (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Boston made his only appearance on the injury report all week Friday, when he missed practice due to a hamstring injury. Considering the nature of soft-tissue injuries, it'll be worth keeping a close eye on Boston's status as Sunday's home game against the Broncos approaches.
Boston finished with eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 20-0 win over the Lions.
Boston led Carolina in stops while matching his season high in the category. Through 11 games, Boston now sports 62 tackles, putting him on pace for the best total of his career.
Boston finished with five tackles (two solo) and recovered a fumble in Sunday's 46-23 loss to the Buccaneers.
Boston's fumble recovery set the Panthers up with a short field to score their first touchdown. With five stops over the course Sunday's contest, Boston's season total now sits at 54 through 10 appearances.
Boston made eight tackles (six solo), including one for a loss, in Thursday night's 25-17 loss to the Falcons.
Boston placed second on the Panthers in stops, bringing his season tally to 47 tackles, including at least seven in each of his last three games.
Boston finished with seven tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Saints.
Boston has notched 15 stops over his last two outings, bringing his season tally to 39 ahead of Thursday's Week 8 meeting with the Falcons.
Boston finished with eight tackles (five solo) and defended one pass in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Bears.
Boston led the Panthers in stops, posting a season high in the category. Through six games, his total now sits at 32 tackles, and Boston has also defended three passes while forcing and recovering one fumble.
The Panthers and Boston agreed to a three-year contract Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Just one day removed from coming to terms with Juston Burris, Carolina has locked in its incumbent starting free safety. The Panthers' scheme will change under new head coach Matt Rhule and defensive coordinator Phil Snow, but Boston has been relatively productive throughout his career, managing at least 50 tackles and multiple interceptions in each of the last four seasons with three different organizations.
Boston finished the 2019 season with 68 tackles (53 solo) and three interceptions (on 11 passes defended) in 16 games played.
Boston inked a one-year deal to return to the Panthers last offseason and proceeded to start all 16 games for his former club. In doing so, the safety posted a career high in passes defended, topping his three-year total from his previous stint in Carolina. With at least three picks and 65 tackles in each of his last three campaigns, Boston should again garner interest as a decent option to boost secondaries league-wide this offseason.
Boston made five tackles (three solo) and an interception in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Saints.
Boston picked Drew Brees off on a fourth-quarter pass down the middle, setting up a game-tying touchdown for the Panthers. The safety has now gotten his hands on five passes over the last four games, including a pair of interceptions.
Boston made eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 29-3 loss to the Falcons.
Boston tied for Carolina's team lead in stops, with one of his tackles coming for a loss. The safety also defended a pass, giving him four breakups over the past three games.
Boston collected three tackles (two solo), two passes defensed and an interception in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Titans.
Boston hauled in his first interception of the 2019 season in Week 9, taking advantage of the turnover-prone Ryan Tannehill at the helm for Tennessee. Boston faces a much tougher task on the road against Green Bay in Week 10.
Boston recorded nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Rams.
Boston tied linebacker Shaq Thompson for Carolina's team lead in stops. He also played all 77 defensive snaps in his first game since rejoining the team this offseason.
Boston signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Panthers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Boston visited with a handful of teams this offseason but he'll return to Carolina -- where he spent the first three years of his career -- during the early part of training camp. The 27-year-old started 13 games, and had 79 tackles (66 solo) and three interceptions with the Cardinals last season. Boston figures to compete with Rashaan Gaulden for the starting job at free safety opposite Eric Reid.
Boston visited the Giants on Monday, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.
Boston has drawn interest from a handful of teams this offseason but remains without a contract as training camps get underway. Last season with the Cardinals, the veteran safety recorded 79 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery across 14 games. The Giants also visited with Jonathan Cyprien on Monday.
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|Sun 09/20||@ TB||L 17-31||3||2||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ LAC||W 21-16||4||2||6||0||0||2||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs ARI||W 31-21||3||1||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||@ ATL||W 23-16||1||2||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||vs CHI||L 16-23||5||3||8||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||@ NO||L 24-27||5||2||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 10/29||vs ATL||L 17-25||6||2||8||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||@ KC||L 31-33||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||vs TB||L 23-46||2||3||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||vs DET||W 20-0||6||2||8||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||@ MIN||L 27-28||3||2||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||vs DEN||L 27-32||4||2||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 12/19||@ GB||L 16-24||3||3||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/27||@ WAS||W 20-13||5||1||6||0||1||1||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||vs NO||L 7-33||4||6||10||1||0||0||0||0|
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