Glenn has is under contract until 2007. The salaries for the final 3 years of his contract are:
2005 - $4 million
2006 - $4.25 million
2007 - $5.5 million
Glenn will still have $4.2 million of his $7 million bonus to count against the cap. The Texans could spread that amount over 2 years, but the total difference against the cap would only be $200K if they took the entire hit in ’05.
Walker signed a $37 million 6 year deal this off season with an $11 million signing bonus. Gary will still have over $9 million of bonus counting against the cap after this season. The earliest he could probably be released would be prior to the ’07 season where what would be left on his bonus ($5.5 mil) would be close to his salary ($5.2 mil).
Walker’s remaining yearly salaries:
2005 - $2.2 million
2006 - $4 million
2007 - $5.2 million
2008 - $6.4 million
2009 - $7.6 million
Having said that, I’m not anywhere ready to give up on these guys. Glenn will look much better when he gets a pass rush in front of him. Walker is going to be here through ’06. We can’t give up on him. If the Texans can find future replacements in the next draft, Glenn & Walker will be able play fewer snaps and hopefully extend their career.
“Sprinkles are for winners” - Flo