Current savings (known): Eric Winston: $4.5m salary (cap not found) Mike Brisiel: $1.4m cap Demeco Ryans:$5.9m cap Andre Johnson: $4.5m contract adjustment Jacoby Jones: $2.5m Total: $18.8 million rounded to $19m Significant FA signings: Bradie James $.9million ALan Ball: undisclosed I'm projecting both make roster but salary is not accounted for. Free Agents after 2012 season:current salary, projected and difference *Conner Barwin: $.9million; $6million = $5million needed *Matt Schaub : $7million; $12m-$15. = $5-$8m Duane Brown: $2.7million; $10m-15m= $7- $12m Rashad Butler: $1.3million; $4m = $2.7m Shaun Cody: $2 million; $4m= $2m Antoine Caldwell: $.6m; $2m = $1.4m * Barwin may be about $2m low & Schaub $2m high so it's a wash. Total: minimum= $23 million needed maximum= $31m Plausible cuts after 2012: Antonio Smith: $5.5m replacement= Jared Crick Wade Smith: $2m replacement= Brooks Shaun Cody: $2m replacement Mitchell/Fangupo Antoine Caldwell: $.6m replacement=Shelley Smith/Gardner Rashad Butler: $1.3m replacement= Derek Newton Chris Myers: $3.5m (2013) replacement= Ben Jones Highest total: $14.9m Needed to sign all @ Maximum projection: $31m minus known savings $19m= $12m. Then: Plausible maximum cuts of $15m (rounded)= $16million Savings of $4 million. (Myers imo should not be cut). Cushing is not re-signed early and is addressed 2013. However any money saved in first group of FA re-signed should be used to negotiate early with Cush.