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Old 03-29-2013   #42
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Default Re: Texans cap space, as of March 26

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Originally Posted by 76Texan View Post
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.)

$4.9-$4.2+$1.3= $2M

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.
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On top of that, if we keep a late round rookie and cut guys like Sharpton (injury) and McGee (4th QB), it would put $200K back into our coffer (each).

Guys like McClain and Clutts (odd mans out) would put about $100K back each.
To take it further, with Greg Jones' $1M added (while subtracting a bottom guy) still leave the Texans with somewhere between 500K to $1.5M in available cap space.

Bottom line, the Texans can still sign one or two guys at about the same level as Jones.

Obviously, if the Texans cut a guy like Wade Smith, they have plenty of cap space to perhaps find a healthier replacement (if they deem that he will never get back to form.)
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