A.J. Bouye is going to get paid this offseason. Will it come from the Texans? (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY)

Players in the Texans locker room cleaned out their belongings after the Divisional playoff loss to the Patriots. Breakout cornerback A.J. Bouye hopes that he hasn’t played his last game as a member of the Texans.

“I would like to be back,” Bouye said via Houston Chronicle. “It’ll mean a lot because it’ll show that they wanted me and saw what I did this year and there are better things that are going to happen in the future from an individual and team standpoint.

“I’ve been through a lot here with the organization, a lot of ups and downs, and they never gave up on me. I’m appreciative of that. I’d like to be back, but we’ll see what happens.”

Bouye had two interceptions this postseason and added 16 pass breakups to lead the team. Houston posted the number one defense in yards allowed and Bouye’s contribution in the secondary was a big reason for that success.

As it stands now the Texans will have roughly 25 million in cap space heading into the offseason. They may have to make a tough decision on the former undrafted player as there will be many suitors for his services. Houston has excellent cornerback depth already in the form of Kevin Johnson, Jonathan Joseph, and Kareem Jackson.