May 10, 2013; Houston, Texans, USA; Houston Texans offensive lineman Brennan Williams (73) works out at Methodist Training Facility at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans Tuesday Roundup

 

The offseason for the Houston Texans continued this week as yesterday was the first day teams in the NFL could use their franchise tag on a player. Though the Texans didn’t use that option as of yet, this is a good time to start looking at some other aspects of the franchise … including the salary cap.

ESPN’s Tania Ganguli looks at the Texans cap situation yesterday afternoon in an article on their Texans page, writing the following about the situation:

“According to ESPN Stats and Info the Texans have $121,864,346 committed against the 2014 salary cap in 51 contracts as of yesterday. That ranks 10th most in the NFL …”

I don’t believe the Texans are in trouble with their salary cap situation, as they will most likely drop a few players on the roster with lesser contracts, as everyone is pretty much guessing the biggest contract being that of quarterback Matt Schaub.

This franchise seems to be in decent shape as the offseason continues.

 

• Our friends at House of Houston wrote about who the Texans can sign when free agency begins. One of the players mentiond in their article is San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Cam Thomas. Another player mentioned was Vince Wilfork of the New England Patriots.

It is no mistake the Texans need to improve on the defensive line (besides J.J. Watt). I believe they will draft a DL player or two in the draft this May, but will probably find another player for their interior DL in free agency.

 

•  CSN Houston has an article on Texans offensive tackle Brennan Williams as they quoted him saying he’ll be ready for practice in the spring.

The article said:

“I’ll be back on the field for spring. I’m really looking forward to it because I haven’t been healthy in, I dunno, two years now …”

The Texans are fine at left tackle, but at right tackle someone is going to have to step up and play better, right? Will it be Williams, or will the Texans be forced to draft an OT in the middle rounds of the NFL Draft in May?

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