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Texans to sign Aaron Colvin to 4-year deal

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The Houston Texans are set to sign cornerback Aaron Colvin to a 4-year deal, according to multiple reports. Many expected that the Jaguars would try to re-sign Colvin once they chose not to franchise tag and/or re-sign wide receiver Allen Robinson, but his price tag might have gone much higher than they were willing to pay for a nickel corner.

Colvin was originally a fourth round pick for the Jaguars in a draft where many thought he could be a late first round pick. The Jaguars coached the Senior Bowl that Colvin participated in and tore his ACL, but obviously they liked him enough to draft him even while recovering from the injury.

Colvin played some outside corner for the Jaguars, but eventually found his role as the nickel corner once the team drafted Jalen Ramsey and paid A.J. Bouye in free agency. It was tough to see the Jaguars paying a nickel corner with so much invested in their defense already.