Texans invite former Alabama cornerback Shyheim Carter to rookie minicamp

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The Houston Texans have extended a rookie minicamp invite to former Alabama cornerback Shyheim Carter.

The invite is on a tryout basis, according to Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk 790.

Carter is currently a graduate assistant at Alabama, incidentally where former Texans coach Bill O’Brien is now the offensive coordinator under Nick Saban.

With Alabama from 2016-19, Carter collected 100 combined tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, three interceptions, two pick-sixes, two forced fumbles, and 18 pass breakups through 34 career games.

Carter is one of five invitees the Texans can have over the two-day portion of offseason workouts.

“It’s an opportunity for them, quite frankly, to take some of the stuff they’ve been doing in the classroom and then maybe get on the field and apply cadence, snap count, blocking technique, go this way on this play, just to hear the play call in the huddle,” general manager Nick Caserio told reporters on May 10. “Again, you’re talking about maybe a couple hours over the course of two days. It’s not going to be like a full-fledged practice, but again it’s kind of to start the process of taking what you learned in the classroom and start to put it on the field in terms of a real live application.”

The Texans have a stacked cornerback group already with Vernon Hargreaves, Bradley Roby, Keion Crossen, Terrance Mitchell, and Desmond King.