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Texans’ Bradley Roby ‘hasn’t done much’ this offseason

Bradley Roby

Houston Texans cornerback Bradley Roby “hasn’t done much” this offseason. This was what Texans head coach Bill O’Brien told the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson on June 16.

“He hasn’t done much, so we’ll just have to see in training camp,” O’Brien said.

Roby and fellow cornerback Lonnie Johnson, Jr. “are off to a slow start” with the Texans because of “soft-tissue” injuries during the offseason, per Wilson.

The good news for Texans fans: Roby reported for Houston’s mandatory minicamp. Hopefully, he can make up for lost time.

The Texans had one of the worst passing defenses in the NFL last season. They allowed 4,167 passing yards in 2018, which ranked them 28th in the league.

Houston currently has Johnson Bademosi, Derrick Baity, Jr., Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Deante Burton, Aaron Colvin, Xavier Crawford, Lonnie Johnson, Jr., Jonathan Joseph, Jermaine Kelly, Jr., A.J. Moore, and Bradley Roby in its cornerback lineup heading into spring training.

Can O’Brien and Co. whittle it down to a unit which can stifle the opponent’s passing game? Roby is at the forefront. The Texans hope his addition can stymie the opposition’s aerial attack.

The 27-year-old Roby signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Texans on March 14. According to the Houston Chronicle, this includes $9.5 million in guaranteed money. Prior to that, the Pittsburgh Steelers offered him a three-year, $ 30 million contract. On the other hand, the San Francisco 49ers dangled a one-year, $9 million deal to Roby.