Texans sign Colvin to a 4-year deal

The Houston Texans secondary took a big step back last season, but they made a major move in free agency on Tuesday to try and improve it as they signed former Jaguars cornerback Aaron Colvin to a 4-year/$34 million deal. Colvin had a breakout year in 2015 when he had 73 tackles and 4 sacks for Jacksonville. However, he hasn’t been nearly as productive the past 2 seasons as he only had 45 tackles last season. Colvin is a good slot corner though and he is versatile enough to be an outside cornerback as well. The Texans struggled last season at the cornerback position especially after the departure of A.J. Bouye. However, Colvin should provide the Texans with a good 2nd cornerback to go along with clear number 1 cornerback Kareem Jackson. It does kind of feel like the Texans overpaid to sign Aaron Colvin though as they will be paying him an average salary of $8.5 million annually. That is a lot of money to pay a cornerback who doesn’t have a long history of success and he doesn’t even have an interception in his career. This signing will likely improve the Texans secondary, but it does kind of feel like they overpaid in order to sign Colvin.

Grade: B-

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