The Wednesday editions or our series examining playing time and salary-cap allocation turn now to the defensive backfield.
Johnathan Joseph: 820 snaps, 77.2 percent
Kareem Jackson: 740 snaps, 69.7 percent
A.J. Bouye: 597 snaps, 56.2 percent
Darryl Morris: 248 snaps, 23.4 percent
Andre Hal: 214 snaps, 20.2 percent
Jumal Rolle: 194 snaps, 18.3 percent
Elbert Mack: 14 snaps, 1.3 percent
Of this group, Jackson is the only one scheduled to hit free agency. When active for games, he played more than any other corner, though Jackson missed three games to injury. He played outside and then slid inside when the defense called for a slot corner. Jackson spent last offseason learning the position and did well, offering that versatility to the Texans. Mack was only on the roster for a short period of time, released on Oct. 28, about the time when the Texans picked up Rolle. Hal, a rookie seventh-round draft pick, had plenty of playing time early in the season, but played saw five snaps in the last seven games.