CHARLOTTE - The Carolina Panthers waived safety Tre Boston, and four other players on Tuesday.

Boston started 10 games at free safety for Carolina in 2016, grabbing 2 interceptions, recording two sacks, and 7 passes defensed.

But in his three seasons in Charlotte, Boston never quite seemed to get on the same page as the coaching staff.

The former UNC Tar Heel was frequently in and out of the starting lineup, and in the team's loss to Atlanta on Dec. 24, was criticized by then defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for seemingly pulling up instead of making a tackle on running back Tevin Coleman on a 55-yard touchdown.

Boston was the team's fourth-round draft pick in 2014.

Carolina did not select a safety in last week's NFL Draft, but did sign veteran Mike Adams in free agency.

In addition, safety Kurt Coleman has recorded 11 interceptions in the last two seasons.

Carolina also cut fullback Devon Johnson, cornerback Lou Young and offensive tackles Jack Rodgers and Jordan Rigsbee.

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