The Houston Texans are not expected to use the franchise tag on A.J. Bouye, according to a source.

The Texans could still re-sign Bouye, 25, who would be one of the best free-agent cornerbacks available this offseason.

Bouye had 63 tackles, a sack, an interception and 16 passes defended during the regular season and had an interception in each of Houston's two playoff games.