According to Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, 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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