The pursuit for A.J. Bouye is now on as the Philadelphia Eagles contact him.
With free agency kicking off in a couple of days, we will soon find out where cornerback A.J. Bouye will be playing football in 2017 and beyond.
Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ advance Media is reporting that the Eagles have spoken with Bouye’s agent now that the NFL’s free agent tampering window is open until free agency begins on March 9th at 3PM central time.
"The Eagles have interest in Houston Texans free-agent cornerback A.J. Bouye, a person with knowledge of the team’s personnel plans told NJ Advance Media.…The Eagles and Bouye’s agent have spoken, the person said."
Bouye as well as any other soon-to-be free agent is not allowed to talk with any teams unless of course it’s the team they’re currently under contract with. So in Bouye’s case he can talk to only the Texans right now.
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I just mentioned a report about there being a chance the Texans could re-sign Bouye for a contract that will pay him close to $12 million. That is likely his market value.
When you compare $12 million a year to the $15 million per year contract that Josh Norman signed last year, that sounds about right.
The Eagles desperately need a player like Bouye after their secondary was torched on a weekly basis in 2016.
Bouye is only 25 years old. Which is why it would make more sense for the Texans to keep him and move on from a veteran like Johnathan Joseph who will be turning 33 years old next month.