4. Part ways with Lamar Miller
This might not come to surprise for some fans. After all, Lamar Miller has failed to rush for at least a 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons while also amassing over 1,300 rushing attempts during his career.
If the Texans decide to part ways with Miller by June 1 they will gain a hair over $6.2 million in cap space in 2019, per Over The Cap. Although the Texans are sitting pretty regarding cap space with around $59 million in current spending money, adding an extra $6.2 million would go a long way to resigning homegrown talent and other free agents.
Miller is far from a free-agency “bust,” but his fair results don’t match his four years $26 million contract that ends in 2020.
Running back needy teams with cap space like the Raiders, Jets and Buccanneers could theoretically bring in Miller in exchange for a mid-round pick. In turn, the Texans could use both that cap space and draft picks to continue to shape their roster around Deshaun Watson.