Originally Posted by dalemurphy
Now my biggest concern on defense is that injury-prone, somewhat disinterested 285 lb outside LB who counts $16 million against the cap this year. Perhaps the Texans will tell him he's free to look for a trade, too? Imagine saving $7 million under the cap while signing Manny Lawson and then Cullen Jenkins or Aubrayo Franklin and getting multiple 2012 day one and/or day two draft picks!
Wow! A guy can dream, right?
You don't want that. The texans do not get better letting Mario go. He is very strong against the run, a terrible matchup for opposing OCs, and a very good player. He may not be 16 mil against the cap good, but that problem will get taken care of at the next contract. My guess is he gets resigned for 8-10 mil a year, instead of 15 like he is now.