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NFL Sets Minimum 2021 Salary Cap At $180 Million

More breathing room for the Houston Texans to rebuild the roster

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According to Adam Schefter, the NFL informed all teams this morning that the 2021 minimum salary cap wil land at $180 million.

While this number is lower than the previously estimated $185 million, it’s important to note the word “minimum” in announcement, meaning the cap could still come in at $185 or even higher.

Spotrac currently projects the Texans to have $8,952,133 in available space, but as these things go, the number is very fluid pending the NFL’s final cap ruling, players Caserio potentially cuts and if/when they re-negotiate any existing contracts.

Hopefully, this means if Deshaun Watson remains a Houston Texan, the team can re-sign Will Fuller V, bring in some defensive help and get this show back on the road and out of Jack Easterby’s ditch.

What will the Texans do with the space they have? Can new general manager Nick Caserio free up enough to room to properly rebuild the roster? Only time will tell.