Great HD, IMO that disproves your point. Look at the Clayton chart--the Texans are closer to the cap than the majority of teams (specifically 10 teams are closer than the Texans) and frankly closer than I would like them to be at this point in their development. IMO they need to keep a reserve so that they don't have to go hat in hand to the players to restructure contracts all the time whenever they see a FA they want to sign. Clayton's numbers are also from last summer and do not include the 8-9 guys that have gone on IR--part of why teams keep some room as well going into the season. They may not have much if any cap room at this point.
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