According to Texans Cap, Houston has $50.724 million in cap space remaining.
Cap space at $50.724m but waiting on Ellington and Fulton deals.— TexansCap (@TexansCap) March 15, 2018
It’s expected that Zach Fulton’s deal will be worth $7.5 million a year. Let’s say Bruce Ellington signed for a max of $2 million in 2018. Houston should have around $41 million left to spend without taking into account Jadeveon Clowney’s possible extension and rookie contracts.
That’s still a lot! There are multiple holes and players available. Today we will be watching to see if Houston picks up E.J. Gaines, finds a backup quarterback, brings in a tight end to visit, makes any additional cuts (they are so going to keep Jeff Allen around for another year), or talks with Tyrann Mathieu, a real football guy who’s allegedly looking for more than money.
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UPDATE: Post forthcoming, but the Texans have just made Johnson Bademosi the highest-paid special teams player in the league.
Former Patriots' special teams standout Johnson Bademosi reached agreement with the Texans on a two-year, $6.25 million contract, per source. Once again he becomes highest-paid special teams player in the NFL, but he also has shown ability to play CB, with three starts in 2017.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2018
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Here’s the post on the Bademosi signing.
UPDATE II: Missed this earlier, but the Texans have also re-signed Brian Peters.
UPDATE III: THE HONEY BADGER HAS DECIDED HE WANTS TO BE A HOUSTON TEXAN AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MY HANDS.