Bouye did not play in the preseason opener due to a groin injury he suffered during Houston's joint practices with San Francisco leading up to Sunday's game. He's made quite an impression in camp thus far, showing up stronger in the upper body and more confident in coverage. He should be Houston's fourth cornerback, if healthy.
Bouye suffered a minor groin injury during Houston's joint practice with the 49ers last week, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Though just the No. 4 corner on the team, Bouye is a valuable part of the Texans' defense behind Jonathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson and Kevin Johnson. However, it's unclear how long Bouye will remain sidelined as the injury prevented him from taking part in the team's preseason opener. At this point in time, though, there isn't much of any concern he will be inactive Week 1.
A.J. Bouye has signed a one year deal with the Houston Texans .
Bouye received a restricted free agent tender, so any team could make him an offer and the Texans would've been able to match, but that didn't happen. He has played with Houston for each of his first three professional seasons, though he took a bit of a step back last year. From the 2014 to the 2015 campaign, Bouye's tackles went from 59 to 16, and his interception total went from three to two. The dip in stats is associated with a drastic drop in playing time, as his defensive snap count went from 56.6 percent in 2014 to 17.7 percent in 2015. He'll be looking to rebound in the coming year, but he's still buried on the depth chart.
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