The Houston Texans have released cornerback Aaron Colvin after struggling in their week one loss against the New Orleans Saints. The Texans started Colvin as their nickel cornerback, and he struggled to make plays in critical situations against the Saints. Colvin gave up a crucial completion before the game-winning field goal made by the Saints.
Colvin was given $18 million guaranteed when he was a free agent and still has $7.5M guaranteed this year.
On Monday night, Colvin was targeted seven times against the Saints and gave up six receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown. He gave up a crucial third-down completion for 41 yards to Tedd Ginn Jr. late in the game with the play clock running down. He gave up a completion percentage of 86% for the game.
The Colvin experiment comes to an end just after 17 regular-season games. His first season with the Texans was a disaster due to a high ankle injury that he could not bounce back from. This season did not start any better for Colvin. Now the Texans have parted ways with a high-profile free agent they landed just two off-seasons ago.
The Texans signed veteran Phillip Gaines to take his roster spot. Second-year cornerback Keion Crossen will also figure into the cornerback discussion with the exit of Colvin.
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