Nick Caserio sure is attacking his Monday. Shortly after word got out that the Texans were parting ways with Isaiah Coulter, now we’re getting a report that the Texans are trading reserve cornerback/special teamer Keion Crossen to the Giants.
The Texans are trading cornerback Keion Crossen to the Giants, per source.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) August 16, 2021
This move allows Crossen to once again work under the special teams coordinator who presided over Crossen’s greatest professional success.
Crossen, a Patriots 2018 seventh-round pick and special teams standout, reunites with head coach and former NE special teams coordinator Joe Judge in New York.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) August 16, 2021
The Texans acquired Crossen from the Patriots in a trade about two years ago. During his two seasons in Houston, Crossen was who we thought he’d be—a steady special teams contributor capable of getting occasional snaps at cornerback. I thought he was better at the latter than I initially expected, but it’s not like Crossen was expected to contribute much in Houston’s secondary this year.
We’ll stay tuned to see what the return was; I’d expect it to be a late rounder, perhaps even with conditions attached.
UPDATE: And there’s the compensation.
So the Texans got Crossen for a sixth-rounder in 2019 and then received a sixth-rounder for him (albeit one in 2023) two years later.