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Bills lose out on free agent because sign from above told him to play for Chargers

Tre Boston and the Bills seemed like a good fit. The Bills need safety depth; Boston plays safety. The Bills need players who know coach Sean McDermott's defense; Boston spent the last three years with McDermott's Panthers.

The Bills brought Boston in for a free agent visit earlier this month, but he ended up signing with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Why didn't it work out with the Bills? Well, it's an interesting story.

Boston, a man of strong faith, told Chargers reporters this week that he asked God for a sign to help him choose between Buffalo and Los Angeles. He believed that sign came to him in the form of a man asking for change at a gas station.

"At the end of the day, God told me to come here," Boston said, via ESPN's Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams. "And I'm a man of faith, so I couldn't go against his word."

According to the story, Boston was traveling home to North Carolina when he noticed a gas station had dropped its price from $3.29 to $3.10 a gallon.

"I crossed two lanes to get to the gas station," Boston reportedly said. "I pump my gas. After I pump my gas, I put my wallet in my car. After I put my wallet in my car, there's a guy with three kids and he asked me for a little bit of change, or if I had a dollar or two. I gave him $20.

"So he tells me thank you so much, and that God put me in his life for a reason. And in my mind I'm saying you're here for a reason, too. So in my mind I'm saying should I ask him, 'L.A. or Buffalo.' And before I could ask him, my man told me, 'Thank you so much. There aren't too many people like you in this world, God's children. My name's Mike Daniels, but people call me L.A.'"

Boston reportedly starting crying after he heard that. The men ended up talking for half an hour, Williams wrote.

"I ended up giving him $100 because I knew he changed my life, just like I knew I changed his life," Boston told reporters. "Honestly, that's the reason why I'm here. It didn't matter how much money was given to me. It didn't matter really who was on the team, it just happened to be a great fit.

"God told me to come here, and that's my testimony. And that's why I'm here."

Can't argue with that.

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