Texans: 5 players who could become victims of the salary cap
By Cory Kinnan
2. OG Zach Fulton
The interior of the offensive line in Houston looks to be a massive problem, and the struggles of second year player Max Scharping did not help their cause. However, Scharping is at least young and will have time to gain experience at the position. The same cannot be said for the guard on the opposite side of him.
Zach Fulton, now on the heels of turning 30, also struggled in 2019 for Houston, making him an easy target to cut as they look to get younger and cheaper. The Texans can see an improvement to their cap situation of $3 million if they move on from Fulton, taking on just $750,000 in dead cap in 2022 to do so.
It seems likely Houston will address the interior of their offensive line with that third round pick, their first in the 2021 NFL Draft. They could even potentially do so earlier should they receive a haul for Watson as his future in Houston looks anything but promising as the days pass by. This haul could include up to three first round picks, and potentially more.
These assets could be used to replace Fulton with the likes of Ohio State’s Wyatt Davis or USC’s Alijah Vera-Tucker.