Originally Posted by Rey
For the most part those teams hold on to their upper echelon players. When they start getting older is when you see those players move on.
Yup. They work a player's prime part of their career typically a rookie contract and one new one/extension. Then they let them go when they are looking at a fat last contract which projects past their likely peak play. Their practice is basically what McNair described as a philosophy for the Texans.