Seems to me the Texans are buying into the Patriots way of doing business ... Release Foreman , Sharper and Glenn all of whom made substantial money against the cap in in favor of younger players counting considerably less against the cap . In the cases of Foreman ..... i think it was the right move . They did replace him with a seemingly superior player for their system in Greenwood . Foreman did seem to under achieve ..... As for Sharper and Glenn , i cant say i like these moves at all . None of the emerging players are proven at their new / starting positions . Replacing Sharper with Wong / Wong with Peek may add considerable speed to the LB core but does this translate into a better D ? Its gonna be hard to replace your leading tackler and leader of your D for the past two seasons . Replacing Glenn with P. Buchanon doesnt seem to make a lot of sense to me either as Buchanon wasnt very good in Oakland . He does have all the tools but can he make use of it . Another way these moves can hurt the Texans is in free agency , how many top FA's are going to consider Houston when they see how many players get cut in the middle of their contracts ?