Re: Texans cap space, as of March 26
Let's remember that the Texans current cap space is figured with the top 51 active contracts.
The Texans only need to carry 2 more players to make the full roster.
The late round picks (5th rd and later) have cap space that is about the same or lower than some of the players at the bottom of the totem pole we now have.
Let's say we sign the top 5 rookies (including the comp in the third), that would require roughly $4.2M in cap space for 2013.
However, that would bring the roster up to 56 players.
Let's say we cut the bottom 3 players (in term of money), that's a reduction of about $1.3M in cap space (or increase in cap space available.)
The Texans should still have about $2M available in cap space to roll over to 2014.
Previously, I had put this estimation at $1M to be on the safe side.