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Report: Texans unlikely to tag A.J. Bouye

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As of Wednesday, teams are allowed to use the franchise tag until March 1 and that will put attention on teams with key players heading for free agency in the next couple of weeks.

One team in that position is the Texans, who have cornerback A.J. Bouye on track to hit the open market after a strong 2016 season. As of now, though, it doesn’t look like they’ll be using it.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans are unlikely to use their tag on Bouye or anyone else from the team. Doing so would set Bouye up to make over $14 million for the 2017 season and the Texans are projected to have in the neighborhood of $25 million of cap space to work with this offseason.

Bouye played in 15 games and made 11 starts for the Texans last year and led the team with 16 passes defensed. He had one regular season interception, added two more in the playoffs and will likely draw plenty of interest on the open market after showing well in coverage throughout the season.

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15 Responses to “Report: Texans unlikely to tag A.J. Bouye”
  1. 6ball says: Feb 16, 2017 11:45 AM

    Tennessee is in the market for CBs.

  2. htown1035 says: Feb 16, 2017 11:46 AM

    Some team will throw crazy money at him and he’ll be gone…doubt the Texans will be able to match it.

  3. redlikethepig says: Feb 16, 2017 11:46 AM

    He’s got a vaguely French sounding name so the doofus Saints will make him an offer.

  4. pastabelly says: Feb 16, 2017 11:48 AM

    He was great against the Patriots in the divisional playoff game. If I were the Steelers, I’d sign Bouye and deal Brown.

  5. joetoronto says: Feb 16, 2017 11:53 AM

    The Raiders have the need for a good CB and lots of cap room.

  6. dmca12 says: Feb 16, 2017 11:59 AM

    History has shown that the week one over spending insanity in free agency is by and large fool’s gold.

  7. cacheesehead1237 says: Feb 16, 2017 12:26 PM

    Somebody please wake Ted Thompson up!

  8. jianningwu says: Feb 16, 2017 12:33 PM

    I know his brother BaBa.

  9. packsupersoldier says: Feb 16, 2017 12:34 PM

    Packers have lots of cap room and need a veteran corner.

  10. joefelicelli says: Feb 16, 2017 12:53 PM

    Bears should be contacting his agent as soon as the “legal tampering” period opens….
    1-legged Tracy Porter is our best CB, and it’s not close….Can anybody top that for CB futility in the NFL right now?

  11. whattaditka says: Feb 16, 2017 12:59 PM

    Please be the Bears. Lots of needs, lots of cap space

  12. thejetssuck2001 says: Feb 16, 2017 1:35 PM

    well if logan ryan leaves new england (btw hopefully not i like 26 hes very physical and underrated) this guy is the perfect replacement.

  13. wyboemail says: Feb 16, 2017 1:59 PM

    Welcome to Chicago young man.

  14. dispozblcopy says: Feb 16, 2017 3:44 PM

    Belichik if famous for pirating players who have hurt his team. If he has admiration for Bouye, and I believe he does, he’ll take a run at him.

  15. mayorofdetroit says: Feb 16, 2017 4:12 PM

    I would love to have him as a Detroit Lion.

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