The Jacksonville Jaguars got one of their starting cornerbacks back for organized team activities.
While Jalen Ramsey remained away from Jacksonville’s voluntary workouts, A.J. Bouye joined the team Tuesday after sitting out the first round of OTAs, according to the team’s official Twitter feed.
“I have respect for all the coaches and all the strength coaches, but I knew what I needed to work on,” Bouye told reporters. “Stuff that happened at the end of last year kinda motivated me so I just needed extra time to myself and my family to work on that.”
Bouye had a sensational first season in Jacksonville, registering a career-high six interceptions — matching his total from his first four years in Houston — en route to earning Pro Bowl honors in 2017.
The 26-year-old Bouye started all 16 games for the first time in his career, notching 56 tackles and 18 passes defensed. He signed a five-year, $67 million deal with $26 million guaranteed with the Jaguars in March 2018.
Bouye said he almost considered heading to Nashville to work out with fellow cornerback Ramsey and his father but opted instead to return to Jacksonville.