I expect a deal to get done within the next couple of years because the cap rules won't allow proration to non-CBA years. So signing rookies (especially after the insanity this year) will be unmanageable unless it can be carried through a long contract. That said, I suspect there will be a significant cap jump 10-20% the year after the new deal gets done. Hopefully the Texans see this coming and will get extensions for players like Sharper that they want around for a while.
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