Xavien Howard Interested In Joining Texans?

DJ Bien-Aime of ESPN has heard from people he trusts that veteran CB Xavien Howard, who is being released by the Dolphins, has interest in playing for the Texans. 

Xavien Howard

Bien-Aime notes that Howard is from Houston. However, he adds that it’s “to be determined” whether there’s mutual interest from the Texans. 

The Texans already have a great young cornerback in Derek Stingley Jr but adding a veteran like Howard could give them a very solid tandem to matchup with opposing offenses. 

Howard, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2016. He was in the final year of his four-year, $6,128,038 rookie deal and set to make a base salary of $1,285,641 for the 2019 season when he agreed to a five-year, $76.5 million extension that included $46 million guaranteed with Miami.

Howard had three years remaining on this contract and was set to make a base salary of $12,975,000 for the 2022 season when he agreed to a new five-year, $90 million extension. 

The Dolphins are expected to designate him as a post-June 1 release. 

In 2023, Howard appeared 13 games for the Dolphins and recorded 45 tackles, one interception and 12 pass defenses.

We’ll have more regarding Howard as the news is available.

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