Originally Posted by 76Texan
Well, it's just reality... Before anybody wants a big FA acquisition.
We can restructure a couple contracts (at most) to get some $6-8M (at the risk of having cap problem when we need to resign Cushing, Watt, KJax.
If you want to win now at all cost, it will come back and bite us the next few years.
I don't expect the Texans to make a big splash in FA; perhaps just two or three mid-level guys.
Then in reality
we need to be projecting our payroll through the next 3 years & consider the additional cost of signing players this year.
The cap space we have right now only affects right now. Players like Antonio, Wade Smith, & OD will be coming off the books, or change over the next three years. IMO, unless you have that information, or at least a pretty good idea, it doesn't make sense to say, "We can't sign so & so now because we have to lock up Watt in the future."
& just like any other player, there is a line where Watt will be too much. That needs to be decided over the next couple of years, but Watt will have to want to be here, because where ever that line is, he'll be able to get more from a more desperate team.