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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Texans release CB Aaron Colvin despite owing him $7.5 million

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The Houston Texans’ signing of free agent cornerback Aaron Colvin in 2018 was, shall we say, ill-advised?

The Texans signed Colvin to a 4-year, $34 million deal during free agency last year. He only played in 10 games last season due to an ankle injury and the team sat him in the playoffs. This year, he only made it one game.

The Texans on Tuesday released Colvin despite owing him $7.5 million guaranteed this year, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Had the Texans cut Colvin after the season, the cornerback would have only carried a $2 million dead cap value for 2020 rather than a $10.5 million amount this year. They must really have wanted him gone.

Colvin, 27, came to Houston from Jacksonville, where he played the first four seasons of his NFL career. He was credited with five tackles in the Monday night loss to the Saints.

Also on Tuesday, the Texans added cornerback Phillip Gaines.

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