A.J. Bouye Nearing Deal With Panthers

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Sep 14, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye (21) breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) in the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Klis of 9 News reports that the Panthers are nearing an agreement with free agent CB A.J. Bouye on Wednesday.

Since becoming a free agent, Bouye has visited with the Bengals and Raiders. However, it appears as though the Panthers could be his best option in the end.

It’s worth mentioning that signing Bouye to a contract won’t impact a team’s 2022 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason.

Bouye, 29, wound up signing on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of UCF back in 2013. He returned to the Texans on a one-year, $1.671 million restricted contract in 2016.

Bouye later departed for a five-year, $67.5 million with the Jaguars. However, Jacksonville opted to trade him to the Broncos last offseason. He was set to make a base salary of $13 million in 2021 when he was released by the Broncos

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