Houston Texans have questions at cornerback before training camp
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans’ cornerback positional battle is open once training camp rolls around in July.
Houston Texans will have questions to answer in the secondary with training camp just around the corner. Texans will have to resolve their cornerback rotation with Johnathan Joseph and Aaron Colvin being the only players returning from their 2018 season in which they finished 11-5 in Bill O’Brien’s best season as the Texans head coach.
O’Brien was mum on Texans second-round draft choice Lonnie Johnson progression from his injury in his press conference after OTA’s concluded.”I don’t know. No idea.” It’s too early to draw any conclusions on the rookie who played his collegiate football in Kentucky, but the Texans are entering a season in which they hit the reset button at the cornerback position.
Texans head coach had a similar response to their offseason free-agent acquisition, Bradley Roby. “[Roby] He hasn’t done much, so we’ll just have to see in training camp.” Roby signed a $10 million one year deal with the Texans after playing his first five seasons with the Denver Broncos as their first-round draft selection in 2014.
Texans released former 2015 first round pick Kevin Johnson and allowed Kareem Jackson and Kayvon Webster to sign elsewhere in free agency. They added Xavier Crawford, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, and Derrick Baity Jr. in the offseason through free agency and the NFL Draft.
Texans will be hoping they can rely on Roby and Johnson beyond training camp with Joseph being the only sure-fire starter in the Texans secondary for the upcoming 2019 season.