Johnathan Joseph on Aaron Colvin's release: 'wow'

Texans cut Colvin following loss to Saints

Jeremy Branham
September 11, 2019 - 11:11 pm

USA TODAY

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Bill O’Brien announced on Wednesday that the team waived cornerback Aaron Colvin.

“Aaron worked hard for us, was a good teammate, good pro. We just felt like it was in the best interest of our team, and of Aaron, for him to get a fresh start, and for us to move in a different direction,” O’Brien told the media that gathered to Wednesday’s press conference.

The move comes two days after Colvin allowed enough cushion for Ted Ginn to catch a Drew Brees’ pass that led to the 58-yard game winning field goal by Wil Lutz on Monday Night Football.

“My initial reaction was, just, I guess, ‘wow.’  I don’t think that one person lost that game, and I don’t know if that was the reason why.  That’s over my head, so I just reacted to it that type of way,” Colvin’s former teammate, Johnathan Joseph, said on Wednesday.

The question that remains is how do the Texans fill the 86 percent of defensive snaps that Colvin played against the Saints.  Lonnie Johnson Jr. is the most notable name.  The Texans’ second-round pick could be an option on sub packages to play outside, bumping Bradley Roby inside. 

The Texans also announced the signing of former Rice cornerback, Phillip Gaines, who may get a look.  Gaines, 28, combined to play 11 games between Buffalo and Cleveland in 2018.  

“Next man up mentality, since I’ve been here, it’s always been that mentality.  We’ve had several guys step in throughout the defensive backfield each and every year I’ve been here,” Joseph added.  “Obviously, whoever that guy is, he’ll be more than ready and we’ll definitely get him prepared and up to speed.”