Originally Posted by TexCanada
I like the idea of Reed, but we can't blow our whole FA budget on him when we still need a pass rusher and a WR.
Well, we have $11 million under the cap. If Reed takes half of that, we are up against it a bit. However, we can restructure A.Smith and gain $5-$7 million... Cutting him would get us $6 million. Also, Schaub will restructure and has room to do so, as does Manning, OD, Foster- without creating future issues.
Detroit was up against the cap before free agency and made all of those signings. The Texans are in a healthy position with no dead money and little oversized contracts eating the cap moving forward. So, it will come down to their will to do something beyond Reed. Should be interesting. If they are stagnant during free agency this off-season, it will indicated that McNair has the team on a tighter budget than many of the NFL teams.