HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans safety Quintin Demps joined teammates Johnathan Joseph and Tony Washington Jr. and Pro Football Hall of Famers Ken Houston and Elvin Bethea in leading a tour of Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame at the Texas Southern University museum Thursday morning.
The players and Oiler legends spent the morning touring a variety of different exhibits from the Hall of Fame while sharing stories and answering questions from the high school students.
Demps was representing the Texans, but he is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and he hopes to return to the defense that led the NFL in yards allowed per game in 2016. Demps was tied for second in the NFL in interceptions with six and has been an anchor for a secondary that is one of the best in the National Football League.
Whilereturn to the Texans with a deal longer than a single season is Demps’ hope, he’s just taking the offseason one day at a time.
“You just never know with this league. I’m just grateful to be in a good position right now,” Demps said.
Demps won’t be the only one looking for a contract this offseason. Cornerback AJ Bouye had a break-out season after filling in throughout the season due to a variety of injuries to Johnson, Kareem Jackson and a trip to the IR by Kevin Johnson. Bouye is an unrestricted free agent and could end up having the franchise tag placed on him if the two sides can’t come to a long term agreement.
Demps feels Bouye has done enough to earn the bump in pay.
“He’s in a good position a great place,” Demps said on Bouye’s potential to receive a big free agent contract this offseason. “I’m sure he’s excited. He’s worked his butt off for (a new contract) so pay the man.”