Boston missed the last two games, but he'll return to his rotational role. Although he's listed as a backup to Antoine Bethea, Boston has logged over 63 defensive snaps in each outing. The fifth-year pro has 40 tackles, seven pass breakups and three interceptions through six games.
Boston (shoulder) will not play Sunday against the 49ers, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Boston will miss his second consecutive game of the season. The safety didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday. In his absence, fellow safety Rudy Ford will likely see an increase in snaps on defense again.
Boston will sit out Thursday Night Football while nursing an elbow injury of undisclosed severity. It remains to be seen whether Boston's injury will require an extended absence, but expect Rudy Ford to see increased defensive snaps as long as Boston remains sidelined.
Boston recorded six tackles and an interception during Sunday's 28-18 win over the 49ers. He also had three passes defensed overall.
Boston earned his second interception of the year when he picked off 49ers' quarterback C.J. Beathard in the first quarter. The 26-year-old safety was signed by Arizona to a one-year deal this offseason following a 2017 season in which he had five interceptions.
For someone who finished the 2018 season as Pro Football Focus' eighth-highest-graded safety in coverage, Boston lasted surprisingly long on the free-agent market. His addition seems like a good get for the Cardinals, whose head coach, Steve Wilks, coached Boston from 2014 to 2016 when both were with the Panthers. During his lone season with the Chargers in 2017, Boston showed that he could be a difference maker when handed extended snaps, as he posted career highs in tackles (79), pass breakups (eight) and interceptions (five). He may not have a direct path to a starting role in Arizona with Budda Baker and Antoine Bethea (pectoral) in the fold at safety, but Boston's coverage skills will likely prompt Wilks to get creative with ways to get the soon-to-be 34-year-old on the field.
|15||12/16/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||79||56.0||23||0||5||49||9.8||25||0||8|
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|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|