3 free-agent moves from AFC South rivals that Jaguars fans can laugh at

• Jaguars fans should be laughing at these 3 moves their division foes made in free agency.

Sep 18, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13)
Sep 18, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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1. CJ Henderson, CB, Houston Texans

It's not uncommon to see players sign with other teams in the same division. After all, it's a business and players will, more often than not, go with the best suitor. For instance, wide receiver Calvin Ridley made it clear he wanted to stay in Jacksonville. For a hot minute, it looked like he was going to re-sign with the Jags only to change his mind at the last minute and join the Tennessee Titans. It was a business decision.

Having said that, the Houston Texans have become a home for cornerbacks who didn't pan out with the Jags. Just last year, they signed Shaquill Griffin to a one-year deal. He had an underwhelming season and he's now with the Minnesota Vikings. Next on the line of former Jaguars cornerbacks who end in Houston is C.J. Henderson who also got a one-year deal from the Texans.

Henderson, the ninth overall pick in 2020, had the daunting task of replacing Jalen Ramsey who was traded in the middle of the 2019 season. To nobody's surprise, the former Florida Gator wasn't able to meet expectations. Even worse, he flopped spectacularly. He appeared in just 10 games before the team's brass pulled the plug on him and traded him to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a third-round pick and tight end Dan Arnold three weeks into the 2021 season.

After two unremarkable seasons with the Panthers, Henderson is now back in the AFC South. This time, though, playing for the Texans. Whenever he faces the Jags, he'll mark the game in the calendar but don't expect him to do much of note in the "rivalry" game.

In fact, don't be surprised if injuries prevented Henderson from playing against his former team. He has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career, and 2024 may not be any different.

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