The Colts are considering adding a veteran safety to their secondary as they met with free agent Tre Boston on Monday.
The Colts may not be done adding to their roster this offseason as they took a close look at two free agent safeties on Monday, including Tre Boston.
Kenny Vaccaro also met with the Colts as general manager Chris Ballard is considering bringing in some competition at the safety position.
Indianapolis had the league’s worst pass defense in 2017, so it was surprising to see the Colts make 11 picks in the NFL Draft without selecting a single defensive back.
Indianapolis’ front office seemed to be content with their young talent in the secondary, but they could get an incredible bargain by signing either Tre Boston or Kenny Vaccaro as the free agent market has been extremely cold all offseason long.
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While Vaccaro is probably the better run defender of the two free agent safeties, Boston was outstanding in pass coverage last season and he’s been a very solid player in his four NFL seasons with the Panthers and Chargers.
Boston showed his skills as a playmaker in coverage with 5 interceptions and 8 pass breakups in 2017. It’s surprising to see a player of his caliber available in mid-May, but this could be a dream come true for Chris Ballard.
There are still some question marks surrounding the health of Clayton Geathers’ neck following his injury in 2016, and bringing in Tre Boston could provide both some insurance and competition at the strong safety position in Indianapolis.