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The Las Vegas Raiders are looking to upgrade the cornerback spot, and one player they have interest in speaking to is former Denver Broncos corner A.J. Bouye.
The Broncos dumped Bouye back in early February with one year left on his deal. He was owed a base salary of $13 million for the 2021 campaign.
Bouye has bounced around, starting his career with the Houston Texans, then moving on to the Jacksonville Jaguars before landing in Denver for the 2020 season.
Denver acquired Bouye from the Jaguars last March, grabbing his five-year, $67.5 million deal he signed with Jacksonville as a free agent in 2017.
The corner has had his share of ups and downs. In his first and only season in Denver, he had 23 tackles, six passes defensed, and zero interceptions in seven games.
He allowed 65.7% of the passes thrown his way to be caught, including two touchdowns. He was also forced to serve a six-game suspension for violating the league’s PED policy.
The Raiders currently have Nevin Lawson and Trayvon Mullen as the two starting cornerbacks on the team’s roster.
Right now with free agency closing in, the Raiders project to be around $16 million under the salary cap in 2021.
The Raiders will carry over $3.6 million in cap space to the 2021 season, as well as having a $4.2 million adjustment applied to their cap.