Originally Posted by J-Man
One quick note on the Sloan signing ... this might be the writing on the wall for JJ Moses. We all seem to be tracking that AJ, Bradford and Gaff are top rungs; Armstrong is highly thought of and will make the squad, Thomas got a pretty good contract for his draft position...so that's 5 WRs already. That is definetly squeezing JJ out...particularly since there so many guys in camp that have return skills.
According to Alan Burge's Texans' salary cap, Sloan Thomas' cap number for 2004 is $243,333, of which I believe only $13,333 will be a guaranteed hit on the cap this year (the pro-rated signing bonus) if he is released. I believe he got a $40,000 signing bonus as a seventh round pick and one Texan undrafted free agent got $25,000.
I don't believe Thomas' contract confirms "that's 5 WRs already," although I agree that Texans would prefer a better WR prospect than Moses.
Sloan could be a big plus for the Texans.