Originally Posted by beerlover
We have our key DL player in Mario. the Texans need to lock him up to a big fat long term contract & thats a huge well deserved chunk of salary cap.
DeMeco is also in the same boat, equally valued he should also be taken care of long term.
Demeco and Mario aren't in the same boat.
Mario signed a 6-year contract when he came out, so we have him locked up until after the 2011 season. I'm sure we'll want to renew him a year or two early, but three years is too soon - even for someone like Mario (Especially when he's already making #1 pick money) (And even more especially when a year from now, you'll be dealing with an uncapped year and/or a new CBA).
DeMeco's a completely different story - he's up after next year. I know that getting him re-upped this offseason is one of the highest priorities for Smith and Kubiak - just as it should be.