Early this morning, Adam Schefter tweeted what most Texans fans feared. To the extent you were harboring any hope the Texans and A.J. Bouye would work things out, go ahead and throw it away.
Texans have been informed by agent Fred Lyles that A.J. Bouye will be leaving to sign with another team— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 9, 2017
Now the only question is where Bouye will sign. Well, that and whether the Texans miscalculated when they chose not to tag Bouye to ensure he couldn’t negotiate with other teams when they had the chance.
UPDATE: Bouye may be get to return to NRG Stadium at least once per season for the next few years.
The #Jaguars are closing in on a deal for former #Texans CB AJ Bouye, per @JamesPalmerTV and me. They are bringing it.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
UPDATE II: The Texans tried to keep Bouye. They just failed.
Texans were extremely competitive in trying to keep A.J. Bouye, raised their offer more than once to reach $12 million average.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 9, 2017
UPDATE III: Bouye has reportedly narrowed the field to three suitors, two of which are in the AFC South.
A.J. Bouye is still making his decision on which team he'll sign with, field narrowed down to Jaguars, Titans, Bears, according to sources— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 9, 2017
UPDATE IV: Does this make you feel any better?
If what I'm hearing on A.J. Bouye deal is legit, there's no chance Houston could've even come close to keeping him— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) March 9, 2017
UPDATE V: It’s over. A.J. Bouye has decided to leave the Texans for a five-year deal with another AFC South team.