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 …

Quick thoughts on personnel moves for 2015

This morning I took part in a quick discussion concerning possible moves that the Houston Texans could make concerning the 2015 salary cap.  Once the discussion was finished, I started looking at other small moves that could be made and the changes made the 2015 salary cap situation. For this …