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Are the Buffalo Bills interested in trading for Tre Boston?

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Now that the Carolina Panthers have acquired veteran pro bowl safety Mike Adams, at least one other team is interested in making a trade for former starter Tre Boston. According to Black and Blue Review, there is at least one team that has inquired about trading for Boston. I suspect that team may be the Buffalo Bills.

Looking at the events that have transpired over the past few days, it is clear that new Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott is interested in signing Panthers cast offs. Fullback Mike Tolbert was signed to the Bills roster last week despite a sub par 2016 season for the Carolina Panthers. Over the weekend, wide receiver Philly Brown was also signed by McDermott and the Bills.

These two players were not key cogs in the Carolina Panthers offense, but rather role players that saw limited playing time on the field. Neither had significant production for the Panthers in 2016. Still, apparently they serve a greater purpose to Sean McDermott as he tries to establish himself as the Buffalo Bills head coach.

Now this morning there appears to be whispers of an unnamed team wanting to trade for Tre Boston. I would bet at least one dollar that it is again Sean McDermott wanting now a defensive player from his system in Buffalo. Boston has played both safety positions in McDermott’s defense and would be a huge asset for him as the team learns the requirements of the new scheme.

But what would the Carolina Panthers demand in trade for Boston? Although he failed to perform at a high level, Boston still adds value as a solid backup when needed. For that type of player, I would assume at least a 4th round draft pick would be needed to pry him away. After all, it is no guarantee that a 4th round player ever develops into a backup player in the NFL.

Stay tuned as this situation develops this week.



  1. Richardsonblue

    March 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Man, I hope so. It would be nice to get something for him. Even if it is a fifth round pick.

  2. welcometothejungle

    March 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I bet coach mc would want him, dude can play. At times he was the only one playing in the whole damn secondary last season. If he hadnt swapped out with sorry griffin (which is probably who people confuse his game play with/even the announcers messed up at times)so much he would have been the team int leader still for a bit was and had the teams first sack of the season. Coach mc realized this as i saw, he has raw talent, and had the least yards against julio in the destruction of our secondary one on one with him. HE was the reason instead of 32nd we were 29th in passing defense… #wakeup #hello #payattention #bradberryaintnorman #unc

  3. David

    March 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Thats crazy! I think Tre Boston is actually really freakin good. He needs to be paired with another competent safety and have backs that at least can play. Last year especially in the forefront, out dbs were rookies and horrible. You cant expect the safety to play two positions all the time and thats what happened. Shame that they are even considering giving up someone like him!

  4. Jonathan H. Riddle

    March 13, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Wow….a 4th…I was thinking no better than and 5th or 6th round pick…I’d certainly take a 4th rounder.

    • Chris Booth

      March 14, 2017 at 11:44 am

      The Bills don’t have a 4th round pick this year. They would probably give up their 5th round pick and maybe a player in addition to the draft pick. I guess a 3rd round pick is possible too. I hope the Bills get him (I’m a Bills fan). It would be a huge upgrade to Poyer.

  5. Pantherdude

    March 15, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Send Boston with our 7th (pick #233),maybe even 6th (192) for their 3rd.

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