3 landing spots for Tre Boston after Carolina Panthers release

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Houston Texans

Over the past few weeks, there have been rumors flying across the NFL about what trades could be made for all-stars Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt. However, the real story that has gone unnoticed is how badly the Houston Texans are hurting within their defensive secondary.

Per NFL.Com, Houston allowed  47.5 percent of third-down conversions in 2020 and a whopping 52.3% of their fourth-down stop attempts. This went a long way towards the Texans finishing 4-12, third-place in the AFC South, and just above the 1-15 Jacksonville Jaguars, who eventually secured the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft and first refusal on Clemson’s star quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Tre Boston is known for his quickness and for breaking up passes on short slant routes. He would be a strong addition for the Texans defense as well as a good addition for roster depth.

This is clearly a team that is going through a period of transition. Watt has been released after a sensational career in Houston and the Watson saga might end up with the Texans dealing their franchise player for a king’s ransom in the coming weeks.

And who knows, the former first-round pick might end up with the Carolina Panthers if recent speculation is any indication.

Boston should get a few offers in free agency. So whether he’d want to go to a struggling organization in preference to one with a more realistic chance of contending is highly debatable.