Tashuan Gipson is excited about playing for the five-time AFC South champions. Part of what stoked his excitement was talking with a former Jacksonville Jaguars teammate of his, and a former Texan, in cornerback A.J. Bouye.
“He told me about the city, he told me about — obviously, he’s been gone for three years, so things have changed a little bit — but he gave me some advice about the coaches and the culture here in Texas,” said Gipson. “That was really helpful. It’s always helpful to have a guy here who I look at like a brother in Aaron Colvin.”
Bouye played with the Texans from 2013-16. Having his best season with the team in 2016 with 16 passes defended, the former undrafted free agent from Central Florida inked a five-year $67.5 million dollar contract with the Jaguars.
Said Gipson: “A.J. is one of my closest friends. He was excited for me. Obviously, sad, mix emotions because me, him, [cornerbacks] Aaron Colvin, Jalen (Ramsey), we built a bond. Those guys will be invited to my wedding. Those guys are truly lifelong friends.”
Getting advice from Bouye and now Texan cornerback and former Jaguar Aaron Colvin, Gipson appreciated the advice given to him by former teammates but more importantly friends.