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Report: Texans Trade Keion Crossen To Giants

The former Patriot will reunite with another former Patriot in New Jersey.

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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.

This move allows Crossen to once again work under the special teams coordinator who presided over Crossen’s greatest professional success.

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.