A.J. Bouye
A.J. Bouye
29-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Carolina Panthers
Reserve-Sus
Injury Suspension
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Broncos opted to trade for Bouye this offseason rather than bring back Chris Harris or bid on several top free agents. Bouye has reportedly been a longtime favorite of coach Vic Fangio, but he followed up six interceptions and 18 passes defensed in 2017 with just two picks and 16 passes defensed combined in 2018 and 2019. Denver is counting on him to return to form as a legitimate top cornerback as there is little in the way of established depth at the position on the roster. Read Past Outlooks
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Signs with Carolina
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Suspension
April 7, 2021
Bouye (suspension) agreed to a contract with the Panthers on Wednesday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.
ANALYSIS
Bouye is coming off a turbulent season with the Broncos, as he played just seven games due to a dislocated shoulder before being hit with a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. The 29-year-old cornerback will need to serve two more games of that suspension in 2021. Once activated, Bouye will likely challenge Rashaan Melvin for a starting role opposite No. 1 corner Donte Jackson.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Bouye had only eight passes defensed and one interception in 13 games last season, though he still had 54 tackles (46 solo). The 28-year-old has been sidelined early in training camp with a hamstring injury, so it's worth watching his availability as Week 1 draws closer. Assuming he's healthy, Bouye and Jalen Ramsey should remain one of the better cornerback tandems in the league, though inexperienced safeties Jarrod Wilson and Ronnie Harrison leave a question mark on the back end that wasn't present in previous seasons.
The newcomer to Jacksonville last season put forth a fantastic 2017, posting 56 tackles and career highs with 18 passes defensed and six interceptions after spending his first four seasons in Houston. The soon-to-be 27-year-old and partner-in-crime Jalen Ramsey form one of the best cornerback duos in the NFL, forcing opposing offenses to pick their poison on the outside. Bouye and Ramsey are poised to be two of the top corners in the league once again, with the Jaguars elite defense returning all of their significant contributors from last season.
The Jaguars poached Bouye away from the division-rival Texans in free agency, and he'll step into a starting spot at cornerback opposite Jalen Ramsey. Bouye notched just one pick last season, but he registered 16 passes defended to go with 63 combined tackles.
Bouye had 59 tackles and a pick-six last season as a fill-in starter when injuries hit cornerbacks Jonathan Joseph and Kareem Jackson. His spot on this year's depth chart was impacted when Houston selected a cornerback -- Kevin Johnson -- in the first round of the 2015 draft.
Bouye played a minor role in the Texans' secondary in 2013, getting credit for two solo tackles before his season ended due to a hamstring injury. He's looking at a similar role entering the 2014 season, though it's not a certainty he sticks with the roster. The Texans like him and Bouye's showed good instincts defending passing routes.
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Released by Denver
CBFree Agent
February 10, 2021
The Broncos will release Bouye (suspension) on Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Suspended six games
CBDenver Broncos
Suspension
December 9, 2020
The NFL has officially suspended Bouye six games for violating the performance-enhancing drugs policy, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Handed PED suspension
CBDenver Broncos
Suspension
December 8, 2020
Bouye is facing a suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Back to full-go in practice
CBDenver Broncos
November 12, 2020
Bouye (concussion) was on the field as a full participant during the Broncos' practice session Thursday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
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Clears concussion protocol
CBDenver Broncos
Concussion
November 11, 2020
Coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that Bouye has cleared the concussion protocol, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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