A.J. Bouye heads into free agency after his best year as a professional cornerback.

As of now the Houston Texans aren't expected to place the franchise tag on him, which is expected to be worth over $14 million for 2017.

"I talked to my agent, and I'm not mad that they probably won't franchise me, just because of how much the franchise tag is for a corner," Bouye said. "It's a lot. At the same time, the situation in Houston, money-wise, there's no telling what's going to happen. At the end of the day, I know they want to bring me back, but they have other things they have to address, which I totally understand."