5 free agents the Panthers should sign with Tre Boston savings

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  • 2020 team – New Orleans Saints

The Carolina Panthers seem to be pretty content with what they have at safety despite releasing Tre Boston. This has a lot to do with moving stud Jeremy Chinn to the backend following a sensational rookie campaign at outside linebacker, which should also help Juston Burris get back to something like his old self in the process.

Much will depend on the development of players such as Sam Franklin and Myles Hartsfield in terms of depth, which appears a little slim from the outside looking in.

If the Panthers were interested in someone like Malik Hooker, it would have happened already. But there is no harm in bringing in an experienced figure such as D.J. Swearinger to increase intensity during training camp.

Swearinger hasn’t really lived up to his billing after entering the league as a second-round pick back in 2013. He’s bounced around the league over the last few seasons and features in 12 percent of the New Orleans Saints’ defensive snaps during the previous campaign.

One thing Swearinger does possess is vocal leadership.

He is a hugely competitive individual who motivates others around him extremely well – something that would undoubtedly go down well with the Panthers.

Considering this move wouldn’t cost anything more than the vet minimum, it could be just what Carolina is looking for this summer.