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Report: The Philadelphia Eagles Reach Out to the Houston Texans A.J. Bouye

The Philadelphia Eagles have reached out to the Houston Texans' A.J. Bouye with free agency set to open.

According to Eliot Shorr-Parks of, the Philadelphia Eagles are throwing their hat into the ring to sign, soon to be free agent A.J. Bouye. Bouye had a break out season for the Texans in 2016 after spending four seasons in Houston.

“I would like to be back. It’ll mean a lot a because it’ll show that they really wanted me,” Bouye said of his future with the Texans during Super Bowl Week. “They saw what I did this year and there are better things that are going to happen in the future from an individual standpoint and a team standpoint.” 

Bouye showed that he was one of the top defenders for the Texans in 2016, appearing in 15 games with 63 total tackles, 1 sacks, 16 pass deflections,  and one interception. In the playoffs, Bouye had 7 total tackles and 6 pass deflections with 2 interceptions, plus a forced fumble.

It was clear the Texans were heading into a bidding war with other teams after the they opted not to franchise tag Bouye for $14.2 million. The Eagles front office are one of the more aggressive in the NFL and are not afraid to spend money if needed. 

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