Originally Posted by Corrosion
If the players in the post I quoted from earlier in the thread are restructured , Smith wouldnt be expiring and you still have AJ and Jjo with huge cap figures.
Then you have to replace OD , Manning , Walter and Wade Smith somehow ....
That 25m in savings doesnt seem so great when you consider that those you are talking about cutting have been major contributors to the success of the team tho all would be at the tail end of their careers at that point.
In a perfect world , we'd cut all those players and replace them with early round draft picks on rookie deals .... and still have the majority of that cap space to play with , just isnt likely.
If Smith is restructured it will be an extension (otherwise he'd be a free agent).. In a new deal, the first couple years would be a much smaller cap charge. Also, the Texans do have 10 or 11 draft picks this year. Also, we are getting out from under the biggest chunk of yearly charges on these deals which were done before the last work stoppage when the cap was expected to climb every year, instead of shrinking 10% as it did. Look at the structure of any NFL teams' contracts and you will see similar deals. It's good timing to have OD's deal expire after 2014. He will be cut because he is no longer worth that money or be re-signed at a smaller amount to account for his shrinking value in the market due to age