Latest On Market For A.J. Bouye

We figured that cornerback A.J. Bouye would be one of the most sought-after free agents, and that sentiment has certainly been confirmed today. ESPN.com’s Michael DiRocco reports (via Twitter) that the Jaguars, Bears, Buccaneers, and Titans have been linked to the defensive back.

The Jets and Eagles were among the teams previously mentioned as potential landing spots, and the Texans are also reportedly interested in re-signing him. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle clarifies (via Twitter) that the Eagles will indeed have interest in Bouye, but they’re not expected to “emerge as a serious player” for his services. Wilson also adds the 49ers, Browns, and Colts as teams that are expected to be “extremely competitive” when it comes to signing Bouye. Considering that long list of suitors, Wilson says there’s a good chance Bouye sticks around the AFC South.

Meanwhile, Wilson tweets that all of the offers for Bouye have averaged at least $12MM annually.

A.J. BouyeThe 2013 undrafted free agent played sparingly during his rookie season, but he established himself as one of the team’s most reliable corners over the past three seasons. Bouye arguably had his best season in 2016, compiling 63 tackles, one sack, and one interception.

Among the teams listed above, Bouye would seemingly be able to slide into every starting lineup. Brice McCain (Titans), Aaron Colvin (Jaguars), Brent Grimes (Buccaneers) are among the defensive backs who could be pushed out of the lineup if their respective teams sign Bouye.

PFR listed Bouye above Logan Ryan as the best available free agent cornerback. Meanwhile, our own Zach Links anticipates that the 25-year-old will be the highest-earning free agent this offseason.

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4 comments on “Latest On Market For A.J. Bouye

  1. CriminalMethod

    Willie Young isn’t a defensive back for the Bears. Mostly DE or OLB.

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  2. cjsidener54

    But Willie Young isn’t a defensive back in Chicago….lol

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  3. Matthew Madsen

    So just out of curiosity I clicked on the link for Willie Young thinking that maybe we had another Willie young that I was unaware of that played for the defensive back for the Bears and it was a link to a tackle for the Jets in the sixties

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  4. James J Martin

    Willie Young sucks at corner! They should sign AJ Bouye and move Young to OLB/DE.

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