Boston (knee) notched two tackles (one solo) in Sunday's preseason opener against the Seahawks.
Boston inked a contract with the Chargers in the offseason after totaling a career-high 53 tackles and two interceptions as a member of the Panthers' secondary in 2017. However, a knee injury forced him to injured reserve to close out the campaign. Now healthy, the 24-year-old safety will have to prove his worth as a reserve with his new club in Los Angeles.
Boston joins Los Angeles after spending the first three seasons of his career with the Panthers. The 24-year-old started 10 games for them last season, registering a career-best 53 tackles and two interceptions. However, after suffering a knee injury late in the year, Boston ended the campaign on injured reserve. As a result, he'll have to prove both his health and ability in order to stick with the Chargers.
Boston's release comes as a bit of a surprise after he made 10 starts in 2016. He recorded 50 tackles to go with a pair of interceptions, but ended the season on IR due to a knee injury. Look for Mike Adams to see most of the snaps as Carolina's starting free safety this season.
Boston injured his knee in Saturday's loss to the Flacons and the specifics of the injury have yet to be disclosed. It's unclear how severe the injury or if it will linger into offseason workouts. Travell Dixon was signed off the practice squad to fill the roster spot vacated by Boston.
Boston injured his knee during Saturday's loss to the Falcons, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Boston may be in danger of missing the Panthers' season finale against the Buccaneers, but the severity of his knee issue remains unclear. Colin Jones would be in line to start at free safety if Boston misses time.
|P3||8/26/17||@ LAR||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ SF||10:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ DEN||10:20 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|