NFL Free Agency 2017: Jaguars closing in on AJ Bouye

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This is big news because we are all hoping that the elsewhere is Nashville, TN.

Cornerback play was a regular problem for the Eagles last season, and Bouye is widely considered the best coverage cornerback in the free agent class, being named one of the top ten breakout players of last season by Pro Football Focus.

Bouye broke out in 2016 after showing promising signs as a part-time player. The Texans, of course are a division rival, and will go from having the talented corner on their team to facing him twice per year in Jacksonville.

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A former undrafted free agent out of Central Florida, the 25-year-old Bouye recorded 62 tackles, 16 passes defended and one interception for Houston last season. After struggling to make an impact for three seasons, Bouye broke out as one of the best corners in the game a year ago. Buyer beware. Bouye entered the season with just eight career starts in three seasons, and began it as a backup, not starting for the Texans until Week 5.

How would signing Bouye affect the rest of Jacksonville's secondary? The team has allowed him to test the open market, but could still bring him back even if they sign Bouye.

I have said it a couple of times, Jon Robinson needs to step up and get this deal done.

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