The Houston Texans are unlikely to use their franchise tag on cornerback A.J. Bouye.
The Texans have roughly $25 million in projected salary-cap space and it would cost just over $14 million to retain Bouye under a one-year franchise tender, all of which would count against the salary cap for the 2017 fiscal year.
Bouye declined a small, multi-year contract offer last spring to play this past season, betting on himself and instead playing under a one-year, $1.671 million salary.
The Texans have historically eschewed using the franchise tag.