Originally Posted by thunderkyss
So... you're saying yes? No? Close?
We cut Schaub, designated as a June 1st cut (+ $9.1M), cut McCain (+ $0.8M), cut Newton (+ $1.4M), cut Chad Spanning, Keith Browner, Toben Opurum ($1.2M)
I'm saying with the 51 man roster Texans have approx $12 million to spend and this includes cutting Schaub as a June 1 cut. With your proposed cuts you would have approx $15.5 million to spend but you have reduced your current roster to 46 players. So come September you would have approx $15.5 million to sign 7 contracts to complete your 53 man roster. Keep in mind that 1.1 will cost you $5 million so that would leave approx $10.5 million to sign 6 additional contracts.
You also need to take into account that Texans filled out their 51 man roster with practice squad players and other marginal players to replace the 15 players who became FAs this year.
Assuming that 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 make the 53 man roster, last year those draft positions accounted for $7 million in cap $$$$. So when you add those 3 players and subtract those cap $$$ that leaves you with 4 contracts/players to add and approx $8.5 million to do it with.