The Houston Texans placed defensive end J.J. Watt on the injured reserve on Wednesday and signed free agent cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun to the 53-man roster. Calhoun signed a one-year deal with the Texans during the off-season but did not make the final cut heading into week one of the season.
Head coach Bill O'Brien discussed the return of Boddy-Calhoun to the roster.
"I mean you bring a guy back that's a good guy, he works very hard," O'Brien said of Boddy-Calhoun. "He has a really good understanding of what we're trying to do. He understands the terminology. He knows the guys, so it's easy to communicate not like he's got to come in here and get to know everybody. He knows them. When we introduced him to the team this morning, the team was excited to have him back. So, yeah, there's a lot that goes into having a guy that you've had before, no doubt."
Boddy-Calhoun has spent the last two seasons starting for the Cleveland Browns starting 15 games of the 29 games he has appeared in. In 2018, he appeared in all 16 games and had 56 total tackles with 2 passes defended and 1 forced fumble. Boddy-Calhoun has appeared in 43 games with 21 starts and putting 138 total tackles with 3 intersections and 19 pass deflections.
In 2018, Boddy-Calhoun allowed 42 receptions for 506 yards, 12 yards a receptions and 9.0 yards a targets. He also allowed two touchdown passes.
Boddy-Calhoun arrived to the NFL as a rookie free agent out of Minnesota and signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars after the 2016 NFL Draft.
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