Future contracts are designed so teams can sign free agents once the NFL season ends, but the contract themselves don’t go into effect until the new league year begins in March. These contracts won’t count against the current salary cap; instead, they go against the 90 man limit the following league year. It’s a way to add to the fringe part of the roster without affecting upcoming free agency.
Jack Easterby, in his current role as interim general manager of the Houston Texans, used his power to sign three players to reserve-future deals. They are Cohl Cabral, Curtis Bolton, and Anthony Kukwa.
Texans sign Cohl Cabral, Curtis Bolton, Anthony Kukwa to reserve-future deals: https://t.co/BIY2tc7pI5— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 4, 2021
Cabral is a rookie center from Arizona State, Bolton is a second-year linebacker from Oklahoma. Kukwa is a long snapper from Lake Erie College. It’s expected all three players will try to make Houston’s practice squad next season.