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Buffalo Bills target Tre Boston signs with Los Angeles Chargers

The three-year vet likely would have earned significant playing time in Buffalo.

It looks like the allure of playing under Sean McDermott on the Buffalo Bills wasn’t enough for one of his former starters.

Safety Tre Boston, a three-year veteran who started 16 games on McDermott’s defenses with the Carolina Panthers, is signing with the Los Angeles Chargers. He had been deciding between the Chargers and Bills, both of whom he visited with last week.

Boston, who started ten games in Carolina last season, would have figured to immediately jump into contention for the starting free safety position. As it stands, that spot looks to belong to free agent pickup Jordan Poyer, a talented-but-unproven commodity.

Furthermore, the team is hurting for veteran depth at the position. Aside from free agent pickup Micah Hyde, who figures to start at strong safety, the only player with more than three years of experience is special teamer Colt Anderson. The Bills didn’t address safety in the NFL Draft, option to add free agents B.T. Sanders and Jeremy Tyler instead.