The Houston Texans currently have Johnathan Joseph, Aaron Colvin, Bradley Roby, Lonnie Johnson, Xavier Crawford, Jermaine Kelly, Deante Burton, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, and Johnson Bademosi competing to make the final roster once the training camp starts.
Brian Gaine signed Bademosi in last season’s free agency period in his first season as the Texans general manager. He was signed with the intention of improving the Texans’ special teams, and Bademosi lived up to the billing as one of the better special teams players in the league. Texans special team drastically improved with the hiring of Brad Seely as the special teams’ coach, but Bademosi played a role in changing their fortunes around.
However, his struggles in dropping back in coverage kept him from playing much of a role in the Texans’ secondary. Bademosi could be in danger of losing his role on the team with the Texans adding Johnson and Crawford through the draft meanwhile signing Roby and Boddy-Calhoun in free agency.
Bademosi will be entering the final season in the two-year deal he signed to play in Houston. Texans normally carry five to six cornerbacks into the regular season, and that isn’t factoring the return of their 2018 seventh-round draft selection from San Jose State, Jermaine Kelly.
Gaine has drafted three cornerbacks in his first two drafts as the Texans general manager and has mentioned in the past how he places an emphasis in developing the players he’s drafted. Bademosi offers a defined role in the team, but he’ll face an uphill battle to remain in the roster in his eighth season in the league.