There was a time when your Houston Texans weren’t exactly awash in cap space in comparison to other teams. That’s no longer the case, thanks in large part to the Texans’ bold strategy of not signing a free agent who wasn’t on their team last year. With Tony Bergstrom’s release today, the Texans now boast more than $31 million in cap room.
This will bump the Texans' cap space up to $31.608m with 64 player contracts.— TexansCap (@TexansCap) April 13, 2017
Compared to the rest of the NFL, Bob McNair’s organization is swimming in cap dollars.
Texans have 5th most cap space in NFL at the moment, 2 of the top 4 in same division. Indy nearly same amount of cap space.— TexansCap (@TexansCap) April 13, 2017
The Colts’ cap space, however, isn’t what it was at the time that tweet was initially sent.
Colts sign Johnathan Hankins, per report https://t.co/mBRpAZ15dG— Stampede Blue (@StampedeBlue) April 13, 2017
Back to the Texans—at this stage of the free agency game, it’s rather unlikely that the team will make any kind of splash. What’s considerably more likely is that the organization uses a good chunk of that space to extend existing players. I reckon DeAndre Hopkins is that the top of potential candidates for that treatment.
You know, Nuk...the dude who has been making catches like this since he was knee-high to a grasshopper.