Originally Posted by dalemurphy
Possible this year, because the contract would be roughly 5 years/$25 million- a reasonable amount for a RT... However, in 2010, the contract would be more like 6 years/ $48 million- which is much more difficult to justify and manage in the cap era for a tackle- with Duane Brown already on the roster and under contract for 5 years.
Again, this is a much, much better situation than what the Texans had in either 2002 or 2006.
Assuming what you say is true, then taking Matthews is a no-brainer if they can't trade down a couple of spots.