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A.J. Bouye | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
College: UCF
Contract: view contract details

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MMQB's Albert Breer was told impending free agent A.J. Bouye will be the "clear king" of the cornerback class.
The fourth corner on his own team this time last year, injuries gave Bouye the opportunity to show what he can do, and he did not disappoint. Now the 25-year-old is an ascending star heading to the open market with plenty of teams desperate for corner help. It will not be surprising if he betters the five-year, $62.5-million deal Janoris Jenkins landed last March. Feb 23 - 12:01 PM
Source: MMQB

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The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports the Texans are not expected to use the franchise tag.

A.J. Bouye is the only candidate for the tag among Houston's free agents, but he would cost over $14 million on the one-year tender, all of which would count against the cap. The Texans do have over $25 million in cap space, but tagging Bouye would leave them zero flexibility in free agency. Bouye is expected to command over $12 million per year and could touch $30 million guaranteed.
Feb 16 - 10:17 AM

CBS Sports' Joel Corry expects impending free agent CB A.J. Bouye to command "at least Janoris Jenkins money" on his new contract.

Jenkins received $12.5 million annually and $28.8 million guaranteed from the Giants as the league's seventh-highest-paid corner last offseason. He answered with the best year of his career. Bouye is nearly three full years younger than Jenkins and doesn't turn 26 until August. Youth is the biggest thing working in his favor. Bouye is one of the top free agents set to hit the market.
Feb 1 - 9:46 AM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said, "We want [impending free agent CB] A.J. Bouye back."

"Just in talking to people around the league that I really trust, I think he’s viewed as a top corner," O'Brien said. "We really want him back and hopefully we can get something done where he can be back, but it’s tough." It is tough because Bouye is hitting free agency at the perfect time after a career year in his age-25 season. The corner did say he would like to return to Houston, however, and the Texans have a reasonable amount of cap space for 2017, although they also have a lot already invested in CBs Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph. Along with addressing the quarterback situation, figuring out what to do with Bouye should be one of the Texans' top priorities this offseason.
Source: ESPN
Jan 17 - 11:11 AM

Impending free agent CB A.J. Bouye said he wants to re-sign with the Texans.

Bouye, 25, opened the summer as the Texans' No. 4 corner but elevated his play to the point he was Houston's top corner by season's end. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 6 cover corner out of 120 qualifiers, allowing just two touchdowns and breaking up 11 passes. With youth on his side, Bouye is arguably the top impending free agent corner set to hit the market.
Jan 16 - 12:02 PM

Texans CB A.J. Bouye (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday.

Bouye missed Sunday's game against Jacksonville after spraining his ankle at Friday's practice. He should be good to go against the Raiders Monday night in Mexico City. Bouye will draw Amari Cooper for most of that game.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 06:16:00 PM

Texans CB A.J. Bouye is day to day with a sprained ankle.

It's good news after Bouye went down in Friday's practice. Bouye is still listed as questionable, but it sounds like there's a chance he'll play this week.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 06:50:00 PM

Texans CB A.J. Bouye will undergo an MRI for an ankle injury he suffered at Friday's practice.

He was listed as a limited participant and is questionable for Sunday's game in Jacksonville. Losing Bouye would be a big blow to the Texans' secondary. He owns PFF's third-highest cornerback grade out of 117 qualifiers this season.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Texans re-signed restricted free agent CB A.J. Bouye to a one-year, $1.671 million contract.

The two sides were reportedly working on a long-term deal, but Bouye ended up with a one-year tender at the original-round level. Bouye played just 184 snaps on defense last season, but he was a standout on special teams. He should have a similar role moving forward.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 11:38:00 AM

Texans extended an original-round tender to restricted free agent CB A.J. Bouye.

The tender is worth $1.671 million. Houston was reportedly trying to work out a long-term deal with Bouye, but those negotiations apparently came to nothing. A special-teams ace, Bouye only played 184 snaps on defense last season.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 10:02:00 PM

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