Who are some candidates from other NFL teams who can be cut that should be on the radar of the Houston Texans?
The 2019 offseason is upon us and for the Houston Texans, which means teams will start to consider cuts to clear cap space for a multitude of reasons such as aging, regression or injuries. In 2018, the Texans were a beneficiary of a star player being cut in Tyrann Mathieu, and the same could happen in 2019.
Houston has clear holes at cornerback and offensive line, meaning this list will be littered with players who could be cut at those positions.
The following is a look at players who should not only on the radar of the Texans, but also potential free agents who could be on the roster when Week 1 arrives for the 2019 NFL regular season.
10. Josh Norman, CB, Washington Redskins
Josh Norman hasn’t exactly lived up to the hype of his massive five-year, $75 million contract he signed in 2015. Though he is certainly a playmaker, he has failed to reach a Pro Bowl, and the Redskins are in a probable rebuilding year. That means the Redskins might have to decide for the future, especially considering their large guarantees to injured quarterback Alex Smith.
In 2018, Norman finished with nine pass deflections and three interceptions, which aren’t numbers that match his massive contract. The Redskins could free up more money than in dead cap if they cut him, as they would save $8.5 million on the year, per Over The Cap. Considering the Texans’ need for an outside cornerback, Norman would serve as a viable stopgap if he were to be cut.