Tre Boston makes his pitch to Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles

Tre Boston #33 (Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)
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Don’t look now, but the Philadelphia Eagles are a destination franchise again. Guys want to play here. Free agents have placed the Birds back on their radars again. Some of you probably haven’t thought about it that way, but that seems to be what’s happening. Here’s why that’s important.

Rosters are the backbone of any good football team. In short, if you want to win, you need to have some difference-makers. Recently, we’ve noticed a trend though.

More often than not, whenever there’s a disgruntled veteran that’s looking for a change of scenery, the Birds are always mentioned as a possible landing spot, but we find out most of them (Russell Wilson, Tyrann Mathieu) didn’t really want to come here after all.

We won’t dive into how many times this team was in the market for a head coach and got the cold shoulder. We thank our lucky stars every day that Adam Gase said no, but Philly’s also been ignored by guys like Brandon Staley (and it seems like Howie Roseman was the reason why).

We may be turning the corner now. The James Bradberry acquisition may be evidence of that. Sure, there are other circumstances that led to his decision to join the nest, but one of them had to be the fact that he looked at the roster and what the Eagles are building and he liked what he saw.

Now, it appears that others are making their pitches.

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Tre Boston entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft choice in 2014. Known mostly for the time he spent in Carolina with the Panthers, two stints in Charlotte sandwiched two one-and-done years with the Los Angeles Chargers (2017) and the Arizona Cardinals (2018).

He’s never made a Pro Bowl. He isn’t the sexy acquisition that Jessie Bates would be, but there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be in someone’s camp and competing for a roster spot. Recently, he made his pitch to the Birds and Howie Roseman, and it appears that some Eagles-centered media outlets wouldn’t have an issue with him stopping by the NocaCare Complex.

The last time we saw Boston was the 2020 NFL season. He started every game, played every defensive snap, and racked up 68 tackles, three interceptions, and a career-high 11 pass deflections. He was released on March 17th of 2021.

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He and Haason Reddick were teammates in Arizona in 2018. Reddick tallied 76 tackles and a sack. Boston pitched in with 79 tackles, a forced fumble, and three interceptions. We haven’t heard of any interest from Philadelphia’s direction, but we’ll see if that changes.

Bates is still the better option, but Boston would be a decent consolation prize if nothing materializes on that front.