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Report: Texans Concerned About Losing Corner A.J. Bouye to Eagles

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A.J. Bouye is widely considered the best cover corner in this year’s free agent class. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

According to a tweet from ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Texans are “concerned” about losing free agent cornerback A.J. Bouye to the Eagles. Bouye is considered to be the top free agent corner on the market and one of the top overall free agents this offseason.

“He is my No. 1 free agent on the market,” said 973ESPN.com Eagles and NFL insider John McMullen on The Sports Bash.

“He would be a home run for the Eagles.”

There is some concern from Eagles fans about past misses in free agency at the cornerback position, guys like Nnamdi Asomugha, Byron Maxwell, Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher and others have been brought in and have been busts.

But McMullen isn’t worried about that with Bouye, and thinks he will be about to fit into Jim Schwartz’s defense.

“He is a very good press corner, a very good bump and run guy.”

On Tuesday, NJ Advanced Media’s Eagles reporter Eliot Shorr-Parks reported the Eagles “have interest” in Bouye, per a person familiar with the situation.

Like most NFL stories this time of year, this are two-sides to every story.

Out in Houston, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle says pump the breaks, listing six teams are “extremely competitive” for Bouye – the Eagles not being one of them. In fact, Wilson reports the Eagles are considered “not a serious player,” for Bouye’s services at this time. 

Like everything during this NFL free agent period, things are very fluid and seem to change every hour.

The 25-year-old free agent notched career-highs in tackles (63) and passes defended (16) while adding one sack and one interception. The Eagles have a clear need in their secondary with Leodis McKelvin being released this offseason and Nolan Carroll is a free agent. The NFC East is loaded with top level wide receivers with Dez Bryant, Odell Beckham Jr., and now Brandon Marshall all residing in the division, making the focus on cornerback much greater.

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