HOUSTON – The Houston Texans haven’t finished looking for reinforcements at the cornerback position.
One day after officially trading cornerback Bradley Roby to the New Orleans Saints for a draft pick in the third round in 2022 and a conditional selection in the sixth round in 2023, the Texans are working on an experienced veteran cornerback.
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The Texans are training former Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, according to league sources banned from speaking publicly.
After trading with Roby, Texans’ outside corners are Terrance Mitchell and Vernon Hargreaves, and their top nickel is Desmond King. They took over cornerback Jimmy Moreland from waivers by the Washington Football team this week and signed Cornerback Cre’von LeBlanc to their training roster.
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Kirkpatrick has trained or attended the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Saints earlier this year.
Kirkpatrick, 31, has 13 career interceptions, 358 tackles, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two touchdowns and 72 passes defended. He had three interceptions and seven passes for the Cardinals last season.
Kirkpatrick, a 2012 Bengals first-round draft pick from Alabama, recorded 56 tackles last season and allowed only two touchdown passes.
Kirkpatrick is a tall, athletic, lean corner at 6 feet 2, 190 pounds that has won two national championships in Alabama.
Kirkpatrick signed a five-year contract for $ 52.5 million in 2017.
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