The Houston Texans suffered a last-second loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.
Saints kicker Wil Lutz hit a 58-yard field goal as time expired to give New Orleans the season-opening win in front of the home crowd.
Following the loss, the Texans received criticism for playing prevent defense on the Saints last drive when Drew Brees and company only needed a field goal. The veteran quarterback put his team in position to win after poor defensive back play from the Texans.
It didn’t take long for Texans head coach Bill O’Brien to make a change in the defensive backfield.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Houston released corner Aaron Colvin on Tuesday night.
Sources: In the wake of last night’s loss, the #Texans are releasing veteran CB Aaron Colvin, just over a year into a 4-year, $34M contract. He gets his $7.5M for 2019, which was guaranteed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2019
Colvin just signed a four-year, $34 million contract with the Texans in 2018.
O’Brien is acting as the team’s general manager and it’s clear he wasn’t happy with the signing from previous general manager Brian Gaine.
It’s the latest in a line of moves from the head coach. He traded for offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills from the Miami Dolphins.
Stills caught what looked like the game-winning touchdown in the late seconds of the fourth quarter. That was until Brees and Lutz sank the Texans’ hopes.