Originally Posted by dalemurphy
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.
We got a lot of people to pay in the next two years, too!
Cushing, Watt, KJ just to name the big ones off the top of my head...with the Joseph and Manning contracts expiring in two years, as well IIRC.
Five key positions that we're enjoying NOW...but could be headaches in a year or two from now. We've got great players that many other teams would kill to have right now. Adding Ed Reed would be a solid off-season, IMO. If we can get guys to re-structure and thereby add a really nice free agent WR or another front 7 guy on offense??? I'd be really happy with that, too.