Report: Texans over salary cap by 700k

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    ESPN was reporting it along with two other teams ( can't remember). I am on my phone but anyone else read or hear about it ?
     
  2. drs23

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    Yes, I posted it yesterday. The other two teams are the Giants and the Lions.
     
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  3. wolf123

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    That's why the Texans had to make difficult decision this off-season.
     
  4. Tailgate

    Tailgate Fall of Hame

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    Of our cuts this past offseason, anyone know how much are we paying still this year? Dead money that will clear next year, if any? Thanks!
     
  5. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    The texans know what they are doing,,,,,,the FO has a plan and we will be fine next season.
     
  6. Corrosion

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    Smith has definately won me over with his shrewd moves regarding the cap .... He's shown he isnt afraid to take big risks while sticking with the plan.

    McNair has definately built a solid front office , we're lucky fans to have such quality from GM to coaches , coordinators and assistants. Its taken a few years longer than anyone would like , but the results going forward will speak volumes. I really expect this franchise to be fighting for the whole sack of marbles year in year out for the next 4-5 years.


    We've come a long way from the media making fun of us with images of HHWNBM lining up without an OL.
     
  7. srrono

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    With Texans over cap, they used their $1.6 million salary-cap credit from Redskins and Cowboys to get under it. Houston now in compliance.
     
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    And there you go.

    The pros pulling out magic tricks I didn't even know existed.
     
  9. CloakNNNdagger

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    Yes, this year they managed to pull their money out of next year's ass.
     
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  10. steelbtexan

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    Hopefully the cap goes up quite a bit next yr. I have my doubts.

    I find it curious that Rick/Gary were about to be fired, then go out and sign the best FA CB and S. All of the sudden the Texans are SB contenders. Even after losing Schaub/AJ. (Yeah signing top tier FA's doesn't matter) Unfortunately this meant having to let Rackers/Winston Briesel go. This is a trade off I would take every yr.

    This should've been done 3 yrs ago. IMHO
     
  11. redwhiteblue

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    How much dead money do we have against the books this year from Ryans and Okoyes contracts?
     
  12. CloakNNNdagger

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    Lombardi and others have reported that the 2013 salary cap is expected to be nothing but flat.
     
  13. Corrosion

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    If thats the case , the Texans have their work cut out for them .... the list of FA's next year is a long one with everything from starters to quality depth.

    The window of opportunity for a serious run could get closed if they cant figure out how to keep the important guy's and replace the quality depth with young cheap players.


    And if they do win it all .... expect many of those FA's to be poached by teams with big $$ to spend.


    From what I had read / heard prior to the draft , the 2013 and 2014 caps were suppose to go up significantly because of the new TV contracts kicking in - that only 2012 was going to remain flat with the new CBA.
    That may have been bad information .... but considering the source , I find that difficult to believe.
    If anything , having only partial information may have altered the numbers.
     
  14. CloakNNNdagger

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    John Clayton has been a pretty respected cap man. This is what he had to say back in the end of March.....pretty much in line with other sources knowledgeable of the situation.
    Read the whole article, including specific mention of the Texans situation
     
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    That's amazing...... we're screwed.
     
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    Everyone is screwed considering how teams backload contracts
     
  17. Corrosion

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    I cant argue with the numbers .... just making the statement that earlier this year many expected the 2013/14 cap to have substantial increases.

    We wont know anything for certain until we have the actual numbers to plug in .... But this isnt good news for many teams while others like Cleveland who decided to stay at the bottom end of the required spending will be able to cash in.

    I was dreading next years FA class before reading this , now Im wondering if this is could be a one shot deal for the Texans - win now or take a step back having to reload.
     
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    It's the way the owners set it up and it's what the players were talking about.

    The owners wanted a setup that would keep them from over-spending on players. They wanted something that would FORCE them to keep salaries down.

    All these high priced FAs? They're just as screwed by the stagnant cap as we are. They're going to be forced to take lower contracts because there's not going to be anyone out there with enough space to sign them to these ever-increasing amounts.

    The way things used to be set up:
    1) Big name rookies got huge contracts based on their draft position.
    2) Players coming out of their rookie contract got PAID based on previous performance.

    With this stagnant cap and rookie cap, both of these things are greatly reduced. The guys who got paid in the old system got lucky because it's going to be harder and harder to get one of those HUGE contracts.
     
  19. speedfreek

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    KEEEEEO, K-E-E-E-O, KEO cut and the cap hit be gone, KEO cut and the cap hit be gone..

    TJ
     
  20. paycheck71

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    You still need to carry 53. Is he getting paid more than the minimum?
     

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