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Chargers' Tre Boston is shining on the field and in front of the cameras as analyst for NFL Network

Chargers' Tre Boston is shining on the field and in front of the cameras as analyst for NFL Network

It would make for a better story if Tre Boston chose to sign with the Chargers in part because the franchise’s move from San Diego to Los Angeles, the so-called “entertainment capital of the world,” provided a better platform for the free safety to launch a broadcasting career.

Only it wouldn’t be true.

Boston’s biweekly trips to Culver City to appear as a guest analyst on the NFL Network’s “Total Access” show and “NFL Blitz,” a live Twitter show, this season were not part of some master plan Boston, 25, devised when he became a free agent last offseason.

“They just liked me and literally asked me to come up and host a show during the season, and I took the opportunity...

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