McClain: Texans will re-sign A.J. Bouye

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A.J. Abouye re-signing with Texans would be huge.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle believes that the Texans will end up re-signing cornerback A.J. Bouye. He also thinks they’ll end giving him a contract that will pay him $15 million a year.

“Rick Smith and he and Chris Olsen–the VP of Administration who’s their cap guru–they’ll find a way to re-sign A.J. Bouye.  I believe A.J.’s going to end up with about $15 million a year,” said McClain, via

Wait, $15 million a year for Bouye?

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Sorry I’m not buying the fact that the Texans will give Bouye the same amount of money per year as Josh Norman.

I honestly don’t even believe Norman is worth $15 million a year.  Never mind Bouye.

If Bouye does get a deal that big, it would make him one of the highest paid cornerbacks in the NFL.

If the Texans do re-sign Bouye I believe it will be for around $12 million a year.

I know Bouye was great this past season, but let’s be honest, no one really knows how good he’s going to be going forward. This is why some NFL general managers are reluctant to pay Bouye as a free agent this offseason.

Now I have stated that Houston does need to keep Bouye given the fact that he’s probably their best cornerback and he’s only 25 years old.  Whereas Kareem Jackson is a solid player and is 28 and Johnathan Joseph is on his last legs at the age of 32. But I’m having a hard time giving him so much money when the Texans don’t have much to work with this offseason.

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