The Arizona Cardinals and former UNC safety Tre Boston agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract worth approximately $1.5 million, with incentives pushing the maximum value of the deal to $3 million–according to a report from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

Boston spent last season with the San Diego Chargers, where he snatched a team-high five interceptions while starting 15 of the team’s 16 games.

This came after a three-year stint with the Carolina Panthers to begin his NFL career–one in which he grabbed a total of three interceptions in 16 starts during that time frame.

Although Boston is coming off a career year, the market for safeties in the NFL has been quiet throughout the offseason. Notable names like Kenny Vaccaro–who has been a steady contributor for the New Orleans Saints–and former 49ers standout Eric Reid have yet to be signed as training camps open across the league.

Arizona released veteran All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu already this offseason, meaning Boston will likely have a chance to come in and compete for playing time right away.



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