I posted this in another thread & I'm afraid it is just going to get buried before I can get an answer. So, I thought I'd put it in it's own thread. It involves the cap impact of releasing: Carr Payne Greenwood DD/DW Wiegert Anyone know what the cap implications would be, if we just outright cut these players? If I understand correctly, by cutting them after the July 1 date, we can spread their bonus's over 2 years, rather than just 1. HPF did an article about Carr, in which they indicated that cutting him would net us ~$5.25 million in cap relief this year. But, that wouldn't occur until July 1. Of course, we'd have to get a replacement QB. Now, if the Texans planned on taking a QB in the draft (Kolb?) & grooming him behind Sage, I could live with that. I guess my question is, if we cut all 5 of those players, how much extra cap space would that give us, both before & after July 1st? http://www.houstonprofootball.com./cap2007.html By using HPF's numbers & assuming that we could spread all of their signing bonuses over a 2 year period, I came up with these savings. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Carr: $5.25 million Payne: $3.20 million Greenwood: $2.56 million DD/DW: $2.686 million Wiegert: $918K For an approximate total savings of $14.614 million off the 2007 salary cap. By adding that to the existing cap space of ~$14.42 million (according to HPF), the Texans could have ~$29 million in available cap space this year. That would definitely put us in the Asante Samuel chase. I know that this is probably not right, but if it is, could the Texans spend the anticipated cap space prior to the July 1st date, knowing that they'll drop back below the NFL mandated cap? Help me pull my head out, cap gurus.