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2016 Houston Texans Salary Cap: Thanks To Spotrac, You Can Do Rick Smith's Job

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Here at BRB, we're blessed (?) with a raft of armchair capologists. There's now a tool for y'all to demonstrate your expertise (or lack thereof) when it comes to managing the Houston Texans' salary cap.

There's a lot of ire directed towards this man. How would you handle managing the salary cap to bring in all the guys he selects?
There's a lot of ire directed towards this man. How would you handle managing the salary cap to bring in all the guys he selects?
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The Houston Texans have employed Rick Smith as General Manager for nine seasons now. Opinions on his skills vary widely, but he's still here, and Mr. McNair and Bill O'Brien have given no indication that Smith's employment status or responsibilities are going to change any time soon. Speaking of responsibilities, one of those is managing the salary cap.  Rick Smith employs Chris Olsen to negotiate player contracts and manage the salary cap, a position Olsen has held for eight years.

Some fans think they can do a better job managing the Texans' cap situation than Rick Smith does.  Well, the fine folks over at Spotrac have a tool, a roster and salary cap manager, for those of y'all who want to wheel and deal with other people's money to show just how much better shape the Texans would be in if you were running the show at NRG Park. This roster tool requires 53 players at the end of the day.  It allows you to release players, sign players, increase cap hits, decrease cap hits, and conduct trades (I haven't tried this part out, so I can't help you). Let's see what y'all can come up with. You can publish your rosters to Twitter and Facebook for posterity.

So what do y'all think? How are you going to manage the Texans' 2016 cap?