Houston Texans re-sign Briean Boddy-Calhoun with injuries in the secondary
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans brought back veteran defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun to reinforce the depleted secondary.
The Houston Texans announced the return of defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun to the active roster with injuries in the Texans’ secondary. Boddy-Calhoun is a versatile defensive back that has played cornerback, safety, and contributed on special teams. He is entering his second stint with the Texans after being waived as Houston got down to its final cuts for the start of the regular season.
Boddy-Calhoun agreed to a one year deal with the Texans in the offseason to compete with Aaron Colvin for the slot cornerback position in the secondary. Texans opted to retain Colvin after having a solid training camp and preseason. However, Colvin’s success was short-lived as the Texans released him after his struggling performance against the New Orleans Saints in the season opener.
Signing Boddy-Calhoun back to the roster is an understandable transaction after the Texans were down to three healthy cornerbacks in their 27-24 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 8. Texans currently have Gareon Conley, Keion Crossen, Cornell Armstrong, and Boddy-Calhoun healthy for their Week 9 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Lonnie Johnson Jr. has been dealing with a concussion, and his status is up in the air if he will make the trip to London to face the Jaguars. Meanwhile, Johnathan Joseph and Bradley Roby’s status is still to be determined after they have dealt with hamstring injuries that have kept them from playing the last couple of games.
Texans could still make a few roster moves after placing J.J. Watt on the injured reserve with the addition of Boddy-Calhoun. There is a possibility the Texans add another pass rusher with Watt ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a pectoral injury against the Raiders in Week 8.