Report: 7 teams in the hunt for A.J. Bouye, Texans still in it

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Houston Texans’ cornerback A.J. Bouye is about to cash in as a free agent.

With free agency now a couple of days away and NFL teams speaking with agents, a total of seven teams–including the Houston Texans–have emerged as possible suitors for cornerback A.J. Bouye.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle has the latest on which teams are going after Bouye.

It sounds like there’s a good chance Bouye will stay in the AFC South.

Dan Graziano of ESPN says Bouye will likely land a contract that will pay him over $13 million a year.

"Per source, the Texans remain in negotiations with free-agent CB A.J. Bouye and hope to sign him before the market opens Thursday. But other teams are interested as well, including the Bears, Buccaneers, Titans and Jaguars. Expect a deal in excess of $13 million per year."

While the Texans are in the hunt for Bouye right now, if Graziano is right and he cashes in on a deal that surpasses $12 million a year, I don’t think he’ll be back in Houston for next season.

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The Browns have almost an endless amount of money with over $105 million in cap space.

The 49ers are also sitting pretty with around $98 million to work with.

The Titans ($63 million) and Colts ($55 million) can both easily outbid the Texans and their $24 million of cap space.

The Eagles probably aren’t considered serious contenders for Bouye because they have even less money than the Texans.

With this much attention on Bouye, I would shocked if his agent doesn’t reach a deal with a team by Thursday.

Let us know in the comments section below where you think Bouye will end up.