Texans $8.5 million over the cap

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  1. Grams

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    As of Tuesday, seven teams were over the cap
    Posted by Mike Florio on August 3, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT
    We shared with you on Tuesday a list of the teams with more than $20 million in cap space. And we mentioned within the past hour or so that the Eagles still have some breathing room.

    Now, itÂ’s time to look at the teams that had some work to do, as of Tuesday, to get under the spending limit.

    Per a source with knowledge of the cap numbers, here are the seven teams that were in the red: Raiders ($17.3 million), Steelers ($11.5 million), Texans ($8.5 million), Vikings ($5.6 million), Lions ($5 million), Cowboys ($3.7 million), and Panthers ($939,000).

    The highest-paid 51 players on each team must be under the cap by the start of the 2011 League Year. It was expected to start Thursday with the ratification of the new CBA. As Steelers safety Ryan Clark tells it, that may not happen.
     
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    Hopefully there will more contract reconstruction going on rather than cutting players.
     
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    thanks for posting.
     
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    I was hoping they would be under a little and use what is left over for a bonus for Foster, the most underpaid in the NFL. Remember the whole AJ underpaid contract that was redone a few years ago, Ha, Foster brings the term underpaid to a whole new level. If he has another huge year it looks like we will not have the money for him next year.
     
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    No Eagles on that list, wow.
     
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    The Eagles were about 40 mill under to start with.
     
  8. MojoMan

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    Looks like the Texans are $8.5 million over the cap. Surely no one can accuse the Texans of being unwilling to open their checkbook this year.

    Apparently Rick Smith intends to address this problem by trying to renegotiate some contracts. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.

     


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    So quick question.... what happens if we are over the cap?
     
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    We could be fined, lose draft picks and have contracts voided, I believe. This makes me want to dive in and see who our FA's are next year and what our contractual obligations are, but that stuff drives me crazy. Too much legalese in it.
     
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    Maybe they can trade or cut some people.
     
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    We shouldn't have a problem. Schaub already said he'd be willing to restructure his contract to bring in FAs. I am sure others will as well.
     
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    But but but Bob is sooo cheap and does not want to win and will never spend the money to put a good team on the field!

    :whip:
     
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    :deadhorse:

    I fought the whole "Bob is cheap" stuff for years. But I don't think this is the time to start pulling it out. Let's have a few winning seasons and some SB appearances before we start arguing over his cheapness again. Let's just put the whole thing behind us and move on.
     
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    Oh and yall that attend the games: get ready for Uncle Bob to raise the price on beer, dogs, and souvenirs!

    Gotta pay for those contracts somehow!
     
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    He will be looking for a HUGE payday if his stats the next 3 yrs look like they did the past 3 yrs. Restructuring and extending him would probably be a good thing. LINK
     
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    Cut Mario. Problem solved!
     
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    I wore my delete button out trying to respond to this. %&&%$## family friendly MB's!!!
    :slapfight:
     
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    I know it won't happen, but I was just wondering what would actually happen if it did.
     

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