The impending doom everyone foresaw is no longer a possibility. Matt Kalil won’t get the opportunity to start at left tackle against Cameron Jordan and the Saints and give up three sacks in a half on Monday Night Football. The Texans traded valuable assets for Laremy Tunsil yesterday. Today, they released Kalil, who won’t even get the chance to be a swing tackle for the Texans this year, after they signed him to a one-year deal worth up to $7.5 million a few months ago.
By cutting Kalil, the Texans save $5.25 million this year since his salary was only guaranteed if he was on the roster Week One. This also opens the door for Roderick Johnson to play swing tackle now that Juli’en Davenport gets to try to rejuvenate his career in Miami.
It’s good this happened. It’s good the people who get paid to make team personnel decisions in Houston finally learned what we knew all along, that Kalil has no business on a NFL roster, let alone starting at the most important position on the line of scrimmage.