The Houston Texans appear to be on the outside looking in when it comes to the service of A.J. Bouye for the upcoming 2017 season. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles are a few teams interested in landing Bouye. Also, the Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears open up their pursuit for Bouye for the second off-season in a row.
Bouye's price tag is rumored to be pushing about the $12.5 million a year mark, which will be setting up the former rookie free agent out of UCF a good pay day. The Texans have their work cut out for them with the teams that are involved in landing Bouye for the near future.
The Jaguars have $74 million in cap space, the Bucs $67.9 million, the Titans $63.8 million, the Bears $54.2 million and the Eagles with $8.05 million. The Texans current cap space has them sitting at $23.4 million.
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.
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