Originally Posted by SchaubApologist
uhhh because you want enough money for draft obligations and then most importantly Free Agency.
Not all teams have the compulsive desire to lock up anybody/everybody as the Texans do.
Uhhhh... If you're $42MM under the cap, it means you think you're not a very deep team. The fact the the Texans thing they're a deep team may mean that they're not very good in talent evaluation (if you disagree with the depth), but it doesn't have much to do with cap management. Their contracts have been structured in a way that allows them a way out without major issues.
If you're really criticizing the Cushing signing, I'm not sure to hot respond to that.
Edit: Plus the Colts have a QB on his rookie contract. Let's see what happens in 2 years.