Salary Cap Adjustments

Today the NFLPA report appeared to include team adjustments in the numbers.  For the Houston Texans the report reflected a credit adjustment of $1,779,133 towards the team salary cap.  I am still trying to figure out the exact details of the adjustment.  Some of the details I may never know, …

Derek Newton in a Good Position

Pending free agent Derek Newton, starting Right Tackle for the Houston Texans, is set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10th, 2015.  There has been some discussion on what Newton will command on the open market, and the consensus seemed to hover around the $4 million per year …

NFLPA 2015 Salary Cap Projection

NFLPA spoke with player agents this morning concerning the 2015 salary cap projection.  Per Tom Pelissero of USA Today the NFLPA has projected the 2015 salary cap to be no less than $143 million.  Expectedly this is above the $138 – $141 million projection from the NFL.  This is the …

After effects of the Larry Fitzgerald deal

Imagine that you are Rick Smith, the GM of the Houston Texans, and you have been in preliminary discussions with Andre Johnson’s camp about negotiating their current player’s contract. Nothing formal has been set in place but sides seem to be coming to an agreement on a form of base …

JJ Watt’s New Money

On March 24th at 3 PM CST, the $10 million roster bonus activates for the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year.  The bonus became guaranteed back on September 9th, 2014 as apart of the 6 year $100 million dollar contract extension Watt signed with the Houston Texans just prior …

Proven Performance Escalator 2015

Three players on the Houston Texans roster are due for a nice base salary raise for the 2015 season as part of the Proven Performance Escalator (PPE) built into the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The PPE is available for players that were drafted in rounds 3 through 7, and is …

Kareem Jackson – What Will He Get?

The Houston Texans have a big decision with upcoming free agent Kareem Jackson.  Jackson is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year on March 10, 2015.  Jackson will have completed the 5th year of his rookie contract with Houston; and will likely …

2017 Practice Squad Salary & Eligibility

*Updated January 18th, 2017 for Salary Increase* I often see questions concerning the NFL practice squad.  How is the salary for a practice squad player?  Who can be on the practice squad?  How does it affect the salary cap?  Many of these questions can be answered in the NFL CBA …