3. TE Darren Fells
Over the past few years with both the Cleveland Browns and with the Texans, Fells has been one of the most efficient tight ends in the NFL, making the most of his extremely limited opportunities in the passing game. This past season, on just 21 catches, Fells managed to rack up over 300 yards receiving and four touchdowns, scoring 14 times over the last three seasons.
However, getting younger will be key for the Texans this offseason, and tight end Darren Fells is not doing that. Now on the verge of 35 years old, and with Jordan Akins taking on a bigger role for the Texans in 2020, Fells may be looking for a new place to play football next season.
His price tag, however, is not expensive, so it will not be crippling for the Texans to keep a veteran presence on the roster by any means. However, should the Texans scrap for every last bottom dollar this offseason to climb out of the red, then Fells’ contract looks to be an easy one to part with.
Entering the last year of his deal, Fells is only set to make $1.5 million from the Texans, however, Caserio and his team could see an additional $2.3 million in cap savings from cutting Fells, eating just $500,000 in dead money to do so.