The Houston Texans could be back in the market for another cornerback.
Although there existed a feasible chance that the Houston Texans could build their secondary with Bradley Roby, it appears both sides will go their own separate way according to Lance Zierlein of NFL.com. The real reason why Roby no longer sees Houston as a long term home is undetermined, but it seems unlikely that he suits in a Texans uniform for the 2020 season.
Whether it’s posturing for a better contract because he felt he was lowballed or Roby didn’t like the direction the team was going, it appears the Texans will be looking for another cornerback.
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Along with Roby, Johnathan Joseph will be hitting free agency at 35 years of age and his ability to play as a starter is slim to none for the Texans moving forward.
Roby seemed like a great player to retain for the Texans, but there was also a real chance that he would utilize the one year deal as leverage to get a bigger contract with a different team willing to give him what he wanted from the beginning.
Texans experienced a similar situation last offseason with Tyrann Mathieu signing a better deal with the Kansas City Chiefs after signing a one year to play in Houston for the 2018 season.
Roby excelled in his one year deal with the Texans, but he also raised some red flags in terms of dealing with health issues throughout the season. He had a hamstring injury against the Chiefs in Week 6 that made him miss six games through the 2019 season.
The Texans will likely resort to adding a veteran cornerback through the free agency since their stock of draft picks is limited after striking several trades to add proven talent to the roster.