The Houston Texans have a lot of adjustments to make this offseason but they have several important contributors that will hit the free agency market this offseason.
Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine and the front office will have a busy offseason in their hands as they continue to scout for future NFL prospects that can help the team in the upcoming draft, and work on retaining their own free agents. The Texans will have players that were instrumental in the offense, defense, and special teams throughout the regular season become free agents at the end of the 2018 season.
According to Spotrac, the Texans will have $67,986,499 to work with in terms of adding talent in free agency and retaining their own players. They are currently sixth in the league in cap space available and they could open up even more cap space with releasing certain players that have little to no guaranteed money left in their contracts.
The money factor will not be an issue to not retain players like in seasons past, the Texans have not been able to retain previous players in the past due to money playing a part in both parties parting ways. Cornerback A.J. Bouye and offensive guard Brandon Brooks are two players that left the Texans for their own circumstances but had success outside of Houston. Both players earned Pro Bowl recognition for the first time in their NFL careers under other NFL franchises.
The Texans will have the financial flexibility to secure the services of their free agents and remain a competitive football team.