In an update to our post in regards to our own calculation of the Houston Texans salary cap minus the dead money the Texans are holding onto (if any at all). Our original rough estimate had the Texans salary cap number right around $105M. This is much less than the amount reported back in February of $118M.
John Clayton writes on ESPN.com that The Houston Texans are sitting around $112.4M. This is $7.6m under the projected cap of $120M, still not enough to make a significant offer to any of the elite secondary players that will be on the open market.
Only a cap casualty or two along with the restructuring of a couple of the bigger contracts currently on the books will provide the Texans with enough relief to possibly re-sign Vonta Leach, Jacoby Jones, and\or Rashad Butler. Let’s not forget that The Texans also need to sign all of this years curent draft class.
At this point Texans fans should be expecting the worst here and hoping for the best in regards to upgrading the secondary.