5 Panthers players who could be surprise cuts this offseason
By Dean Jones
Tre Boston – Carolina Panthers S
- Cap saving – $883,332
The Carolina Panthers made the right call by extending Tre Boston following an outstanding 2019 season from the safety. But his production has dipped substantially this time around.
It’s been a disappointing season overall from Boston, who has found it difficult to reach the same sort of heights. Coping with so much change around him hasn’t been easy but it’s hard to look at his contribution and not be disappointed.
Boston’s 49.2 grade from Pro Football Focus is a damning indictment of just how much the veteran has struggled. Carolina has a big decision to make regarding his future this offseason, which wouldn’t come with much financial relief with two years remaining on his deal.
There are going to be more big changes to player personnel during a critical preparation period once the 2020 campaign concludes. Whether the Panthers want to shell out more dead-cap money in preference of giving Boston the benefit of the doubt and one more chance remains to be seen.
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However, considering what was expected of the former North Carolina standout prior to the campaign. It would be a massive surprise if he was moved on just 12 months after getting a lucrative three-year, $18 million extension with an $8 million signing bonus and a further $8 million guaranteed.