NFLPA Announces 2016 Salary Cap Info, Where do the Houston Texans Stand?
The NFL Players Association announced the salary-cap figures for the 2016 season. Where do the Houston Texans stand compared to the rest of the league?
A record breaking figure was reached in the NFL as the NFLPA revealed salary adjustments for the upcoming 2016 season.
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The salary-cap will be a record $155.27 million per team. The NFLPA released an infographic on Monday, March 7, displaying where each franchise stands. Click here for more details.
The Cap room per team will be available after the start of the 2016 league year at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 9.
For those that don’t know, the salary-cap refers to a set amount of money that each of the NFL’s 32 teams is allowed to spend on player salaries for any given league year. According to the infographic, the Houston Texans are sitting at $157.18 million, which ranks them last in the AFC South, 13 in the AFC, and 24 in the NFL in individual club salary.
Being ranked in the bottom half of the league in salary-cap means that the Texans will be restricted this offseason. The team has been reported to be on the prowl for a new starting quarterback to replace Brian Hoyer and experts say that the Texans are interested in talking with both former Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler. With the Texans and general manager Rick Smith working with a tight budget, expect the team to be relatively quiet this offseason with only one big contract signing.
NFL Free Agency beings at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 9.