Houston decided to cut a player who had 21 starts in the NFL, and a player who had 112 combined tackles in his first three seasons in the league, plus one sack. That player was defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun, and he could have provided depth to the Texans on no less than the practice squad.
Boddy-Calhoun is a player who also had 19 pass defenses in his career, and in 2016 he collected three interceptions. Though he’s had no interceptions since that season, that potential still has to be there for the former Cleveland Browns defensive back, right?
What was good about having Boddy-Calhoun around was he did have the experience of already having snaps, starts and a lot of in-game regular season experience in the NFL. For Houston, they could have used that experience at some point this season.
The Texans struggled with their secondary at times last season and have also seen some veteran players move elsewhere since last year. Boddy-Calhoun didn’t have the best training camp, but he does have that aforementioned experience, which goes a long way.
Houston did sign cornerback Cornell Armstrong, and that all but ended any hope of Boddy-Calhoun adding any sort of depth to the Texans, at least for this part of the season.