Re: NT Concern...
Regardless, the Texans had enough cap space to resign Dreeseen if they wanted to, even if they had to pay more than the Broncos.
Now onto Winston's case.
Ryan Harris probably earned between $600-800K last year, let's say $700K.
That and the $2.4M remaining cap space totaled to some $3.1M
Winston would have counted some $4.5M, which the Texans didn't have.
In order to keep him, they would have to restructure one contract, which is doable, without hurting too much long term.
But releasing Winston helped save the cap space that they can roll over to this year.
We can look at Winston as both cap casualty and cap relief, both short term and long term.