Originally Posted by Lucky
Forget for a moment what other posters think about Quin versus the other defenders. What do the Texans think? If the Texans felt that Quin was more important than Antonio Smith, they cut cut Smith and easily sign Quin. They could cut Manning (freeing up $2.5 million) and that would help secure Quin. But, they haven't. What does that tell you? Doesn't mean they don't like, or want Quin back. Just that there is a number that they think he's worth. And that there are players already under contract they value as much, or more.
It will obviously all come down to where the Texans value him. I believe that they should value him higher than others teams do, considering he is familiar with the scheme/coaches/players and fits it well. We shall see.
If they plan on cutting a player to free up cap room to resign Quin, I would think that they would go through some negotiations with Quin first to see where they need to be cap wise to make that move.