The Houston Texans have released Aaron Colvin due to his recent struggles in Week one.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Houston Texans have released Aaron Colvin after his most recent struggle in the season opener against the New Orleans Saints. He was signed by the Texans in the 2018 free agency period to a four-year deal $34 million that included $18 million guaranteed.
Colvin played through an ankle injury in his first season with the Texans that prevented him from cracking into the rotation after the first few games in the secondary. He was relegated mostly to special teams and was a healthy scratch in the wild card round of the playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts.
Texans former general manager Brian Gaine signed Colvin to the deal that brought him to Houston, however with Gaine gone, Colvin did not have the same safety net he had before. Although the move could have been premature, the Texans had clearly already seen enough from Colvin to move on after the first game of the season in which he was a liability in coverage.
Colvin surrendered two touchdowns against the Saints and was the defender in coverage that allowed a late reception that led to the game-winning field goal by Wil Lutz. Texans will be responsible to pay Colvin $7.5 million that is guaranteed to him after being waived in only his second season.
Texans released Colvin after Phillip Gaines to a one year deal following a workout on Tuesday afternoon. Colvin finished with 34 tackles, two fumble recoveries, and one pass deflection.