Boddy-Calhoun started 15 games for the Browns over the past two seasons and is a decent addition for a Texans team looking to beef up its secondary. With Aaron Colvin locked in at slot corner, Boddy-Calhoun should primarily compete with Johnathan Joseph and Bradley Roby for playing time on the perimeter in advance of the 2019 season.
Boddy-Calhoun is an unrestricted free agent after not being tendered by the Browns, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
Boddy-Calhoun played a sizable role for the Browns in 2018, with 56 tackles (44 solo) and one forced fumble in 16 games. The 26-year-old was forced into a larger workload due to injuries but now enters 2019 as an unrestricted free agent.
Boddy-Calhoun posted a career-high 10 tackles (all solo) during Sunday's 26-23 loss to Tampa Bay.
Boddy-Calhoun took over the nickelback position for T.J. Carrie -- who moved to right cornerback -- on Sunday and made the most of his increased workload. He posted double-digit tackles for the first time of his career and nearly doubled his tackle total on the year. Expect Boddy-Calhoun to continue to see more opportunities as long as E.J. Gaines (concussion) is out.
Boddy-Calhoun will replace T.J. Carrie as the nickelback Sunday versus the Buccaneers, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Boddy-Calhoun's work in coverage gives him extra opportunities to force turnovers, especially in this matchup. The Buccaneers average 38 passing attempts per game and have thrown nine interceptions through five contests. The third-year pro has been limited in his work thus far, but he has playmaking ability as he showed with three interceptions his rookie season.
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