Texans Discussing Kevin Johnson Trade

The Texans are shopping Kevin Johnson at the Combine. In advance of his fifth-year option season, Johnson has become the subject of trade conversations this weekend, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.

Johnson, who played just one game last season due to a concussion, is due $9.1MM in 2019. Having dealt with other injuries in the past, Johnson is certainly a release candidate. He will have to pass a physical by March 17 for that to occur, however.

Houston has plenty of cap space ($80.9MM — third-most in the league) but has not seen Johnson live up to his draft slot. The Texans do not exactly feature a stable cornerback situation, though. Stalwart Johnathan Joseph will turn 35 this year, and Shareece Wright is a free agent. Aaron Colvin missed extensive time last season.

The No. 16 overall pick in 2015, Johnson has missed 29 games. If another team does not make a move to land him, on a cornerback market that isn’t especially strong, it appears likely the Texans would release him.

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  1. Thronson5

    Nothing to really do with this post but since I saw on here that it was mentioned the Texans have the third most cap space. Is there a list of teams cap space available?

  2. nashwingo

    Never will you see a team do so little with so much. The Texans will spend that cap space in the worst way possible. That’s a guarantee.

    • bstnrdsx49

      We have a better GM now that Smith is gone. I think they will do special things.

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