For all intensive purposes, free agency should be over for the Houston Texans, save for some camp bodies here and there. So let's take a look at where Bob McNair's money is going this year.
Houston Texans Positional Spending - 2015 via Spotrac:
Fresh off a four-year, $34 million contract, Kareem Jackson counts for $7.4 million off the cap this year. Combine that with Johnathan Joseph's $12.25 million cap hit, and they'll be the third most expensive starting cornerback duo this year (behind the Jets and Cowboys).
I predicted before Free Agency started that if the Texans managed to re-sign KJ, that J-Jo would wind up as a cap casualty. Turns out the casualties were Andre Johnson and Chris Myers instead. Thus, Darryl Morris, Jumal Rolle and A.J. Bouye will continue providing cheap, quality depth instead of vying for a starting position.
J.J. Watt alone counts for almost 10% of the team's salary cap this year... even with his recent $10 million restructure dropped the position group to 2nd most expensive behind the CBs. Newly-signed celestial body Vince Wilfork counts for just $3.5 million. Also worth noting is that this is a contract year for Jared Crick.
There's a rather large disparity in performance to cap hit at this position, thanks to Brian Cushing's two knee injuries and six-year, $52 million contract. We can only hope that Cush, playing a full year removed from said injuries, will bounce back strong. Cutting Cushing in 2016 would only save about $1.8 million in cap... and $4.2 million in 2017.
So what say you, Texans fans? Nothing too egregious, eh? Leave your thoughts down below.