After ranking in the top 10 in the NFL in terms of passes defended (16) last season, Bouye is a hot commodity as he becomes an unrestricted free agent for the first time. The only organization he's ever known, the Texans, are seemingly hamstrung by the commitments already made to others for 2017, including to fellow cornerbacks Kareem Jackson ($9 million) and Johnathan Joseph ($6.9 million). As a result, the front office likely won't allot more than $14 million in order to keep Bouye in the fold this fall. If the preceding comes to fruition, he should strike it rich on the free-agent market and become another team's No. 1 CB.
Bouye was one of the most improved players in the NFL this season and his emergence came at a fortunate time for the cornerback, who enters unrestricted free agency in the offseason. The fourth-year pro, who had picks in each of Houston's postseason games, should command a healthy salary after leading the
Bouye suffered the groin injury in Week 17's loss to the Titans. Look for more updates to come throughout the week once practice reports are released. Starter Johnathan Joseph (ribs) is also overcoming an injury so Bouye may see extended reps Saturday, should he be cleared to play.
Bouye injured his groin during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Titans.
The severity of Bouye's injury wasn't specified. He isn't certain to be ready in time for next weekend's postseason matchup with the Raiders.
Bouye (ankle) will play Monday night against the Raiders.
Bouye missed last week's game against the Jags with a sprained ankle, but was back at practice this week, participating in full both Thursday and Friday.
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