2015 Draft Selection – 1st Round

Houston Texans have selected Kevin Johnson, CB out of Wake Forest.  I won’t be pretend to be a draft analysis here.  From a salary cap perspective Johnson could be the replacement for Jonathan Joseph, who is in the last year of his contract.  Rick Smith has had the same thought …

Team Transaction – Signing Chris Polk

April 28th, 2015: Houston Texans signed Chris Polk, RB.  Philadelphia had originally placed a 2nd round tender on Polk, who was a restricted free agent at the time.  Polk did not receive any offer sheets from other NFL teams; Philadelphia pulled the offer sheet prior to the April 24, 2015 …

2015 Houston Texans Schedule Announced

The NFL announced the full 2015 schedule today.  Below is the Texans schedule for the upcoming season.  The Texans ended up with one primetime game (Week 10) and the usual one Thursday night game (Week 5).  Time for those win/loss predictions.  Feel free to leave a comment below on how …

Whitney Mercilus 5th Year Option

Houston Texan outside linebacker, Whitney Mercilus, was the number 26 draft pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.  As per Article 7, Section 7 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement all rookie contracts are set at a 4 year duration; with the exception of players drafted in the …

Minimum Salary Benefit Explained

After the Nate Washington signing I started to get some questions concerning the minimum salary benefit.  Washington’s deal included a $970,000 salary and $30,000 bonus, but only accounted for a $615,000 salary cap charge.  This contract and associated salary cap charge is a perfect example of the minimum salary benefit. …