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Houston Texans 2021 Salary Cap

Texans 2021 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Houston Texans 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

 

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Active Players (54) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Watson Deshaun Watson QB $10,540,000 $5,400,000 - - - - - ($67,140,000) $15,940,000 8.20
Murray Eric Murray SS $5,000,000 $1,500,000 $205,882 - - - $750,000 ($8,000,000) $7,455,882 3.83
Cunningham Zach Cunningham OLB $990,000 $2,400,000 $470,588 - - $1,877,500 - ($18,100,000) $5,738,088 2.95
Cooks Brandin Cooks WR $2,500,000 - $88,236 - $500,000 $2,500,000 - ($13,000,000) $5,588,236 2.87
Johnson David Johnson RB $1,250,000 $3,000,000 $529,412 - - - - ($4,250,000) $4,779,411 2.46
Collins Maliek Collins DT $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $705,882 - - - - ($4,000,000) $4,705,882 2.42
Fairbairn Ka'imi Fairbairn K $3,450,000 $750,000 - - - - - ($5,700,000) $4,200,000 2.16
Mitchell Terrance Mitchell CB $2,500,000 $250,000 $470,588 - - - $500,000 ($3,000,000) $3,720,588 1.91
Howard Tytus Howard RT $1,606,414 $1,727,827 - - - - - ($7,224,189) $3,334,241 1.71
King Desmond King CB $2,000,000 $500,000 $441,176 - - - $250,000 ($2,500,000) $3,191,176 1.64
Lindsay Phillip Lindsay RB $2,250,000 $500,000 $323,529 - - - - ($1,000,000) $3,073,529 1.58
Reid Justin Reid FS $2,433,000 $259,914 - - - - - ($259,914) $2,692,914 1.38
Kirksey Christian Kirksey ILB $1,500,000 $500,000 $647,059 - - - - ($1,500,000) $2,647,058 1.36
Grugier-Hill Kamu Grugier-Hill ILB $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $441,165 - - - - ($1,000,000) $2,441,165 1.26
Akins Jordan Akins TE $2,183,000 $190,380 - - - - - ($190,380) $2,373,380 1.22
Jenkins Jordan Jenkins DE $1,500,000 $500,000 $352,932 - - - - ($2,500,000) $2,352,932 1.21
Johnston Cameron Johnston P $2,000,000 $333,333 - - - - - ($3,000,000) $2,333,333 1.20
Ingram Mark Ingram RB $1,500,000 $500,000 $323,521 - - - - ($2,000,000) $2,323,521 1.19
Moore A.J. Moore S $2,133,000 - - - - - - - $2,133,000 1.10
Britt Justin Britt C $1,500,000 $500,000 - - - - - ($2,000,000) $2,000,000 1.03
Hargreaves Vernon Hargreaves CB $1,000,000 $200,000 $282,353 - - - $500,000 ($1,200,000) $1,982,353 1.02
Hewitt Neville Hewitt OLB $1,000,000 $200,000 $470,588 - - - $300,000 ($1,200,000) $1,970,588 1.01
Blacklock Ross Blacklock DT $971,247 $834,989 - - - - - ($3,476,214) $1,806,236 0.93
Amendola Danny Amendola WR $1,250,000 $250,000 $247,058 - - - - - $1,747,058 0.90
Thomas Tavierre Thomas CB $1,000,000 $500,000 $235,294 - - - - ($2,000,000) $1,735,294 0.89
McCray Justin McCray G $1,200,000 $250,000 $282,353 - - - - ($1,700,000) $1,732,353 0.89
Brooks Terrence Brooks FS $1,100,000 $250,000 $329,406 - - - - ($1,350,000) $1,679,406 0.86
Conley Chris Conley WR $1,250,000 $250,000 - - - - - ($1,500,000) $1,500,000 0.77
Brown Pharaoh Brown TE $950,000 $200,000 $344,118 - - - - - $1,494,117 0.77
Walker DeMarcus Walker DT $1,000,000 $300,000 $152,941 - - - - ($1,300,000) $1,452,941 0.75
Johnson Lonnie Johnson CB $969,014 $453,028 - - - - - ($902,600) $1,422,042 0.73
Burkhead Rex Burkhead RB $1,125,000 $125,000 $147,059 - - - - ($1,250,000) $1,397,058 0.72
Scharping Max Scharping G $955,736 $426,470 - - - - - ($852,940) $1,382,206 0.71
Smith Tremon Smith CB $920,000 $90,000 $37,059 - $20,000 - - ($290,000) $1,067,059 0.55
Greenard Jonathan Greenard DE $818,374 $223,495 - - - - - ($670,485) $1,041,869 0.54
Weeks Jon Weeks LS $1,075,000 $137,500 - - - - - ($1,212,500) $987,500 0.51
Heck Charlie Heck LT $780,000 $177,676 - - - - - ($533,028) $957,676 0.49
Mills Davis Mills QB $660,000 $288,642 - - - - - ($1,154,568) $948,642 0.49
Omenihu Charles Omenihu DE $850,000 $73,820 - - - - - ($147,640) $923,820 0.48
Christian Geron Christian LT $920,000 - - - - - - - $920,000 0.47
Martin Jake Martin DE $920,000 - - - - - - - $920,000 0.47
Moreland Jimmy Moreland CB $850,000 - - - - - - - $850,000 0.44
Johnson Jaleel Johnson DT $935,000 - - - - - - - $802,774 0.41
Phillips Scottie Phillips RB $780,000 - - - - - - - $780,000 0.40
Auclair Antony Auclair TE $880,000 - - - - - - - $755,552 0.39
Jordan Brevin Jordan TE $660,000 $88,046 - - - - - ($352,184) $748,046 0.38
Wallow Garret Wallow OLB $660,000 $73,971 - - - - - ($295,884) $733,971 0.38
Driskel Jeff Driskel QB $715,000 - - - - - - - $715,000 0.37
Moore Chris Moore WR $715,000 - - - - - - - $715,000 0.37
Lopez Roy Lopez DT $660,000 $45,709 - - - - - ($182,836) $705,709 0.36
Toner Cole Toner G $664,443 - - - - - - - $664,443 0.34
Collins Nico Collins WR $419,167 $225,730 - - - - - ($902,920) $644,897 0.33
Davis Davion Davis WR $606,667 - - - - - - - $606,666 0.31
Morrissey Jimmy Morrissey C $440,000 - - - - - - - $440,000 0.23
Active Roster: $121,254,612 $79,535,062 $27,475,530 $7,528,199 - $520,000 $4,377,500 $2,300,000 - $121,254,612 62.35


2021 Injured Reserve Cap

Cap breakdowns for players currently on injured reserve. denotes a player designated to return. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (6) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Tunsil Laremy Tunsil
(Thumb)
LT $990,000 $3,250,000 - - - $5,053,333 - ($35,900,000) $9,293,333 4.78
Cannon Marcus Cannon
(Back)
RT $4,700,000 - $1,323,529 - $50,000 - $900,000 ($4,700,000) $6,973,529 3.59
Taylor Tyrod Taylor
(Hamstring)
QB $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $323,529 - - - - ($5,000,000) $5,323,529 2.74
Pierre-Louis Kevin Pierre-Louis
(Thigh)
OLB $1,750,000 $500,000 $573,529 - - - - ($2,750,000) $2,823,529 1.45
Taylor Vincent Taylor
(Ankle)
DT $1,000,000 $250,000 $220,575 - - - - ($1,250,000) $1,470,575 0.76
Davis Tae Davis
(Undisclosed)
LB $1,000,000 $100,000 $114,706 - - - - ($250,000) $1,214,705 0.62
Injured Reserve: $27,099,200 $11,940,000 $6,600,000 $2,555,868 - $50,000 $5,053,333 $900,000 - $27,099,200 13.93


2021 Practice Squad

Cap breakdowns for players currently on a team's practice squad. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (16) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
LeBlanc Crevon LeBlanc CB $252,000 - - - - - - - $252,000 0.13
Rivers Derek Rivers OLB $252,000 - - - - - - - $252,000 0.13
Nickerson Jr. Hardy Nickerson Jr. ILB $196,000 - - - - - - - $196,000 0.10
Taylor Lane Taylor G $168,000 - - - - - - - $168,000 0.09
Toner Cole Toner G $168,000 - - - - - - - $168,000 0.09
Green Carson Green T $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Johnson Isaiah Johnson CB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Owens Jonathan Owens S $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Quessenberry Paul Quessenberry TE $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Veasy Jordan Veasy WR $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.09
Arnold Grayland Arnold CB $156,400 - - - - - - - $156,400 0.08
Eldrenkamp Jake Eldrenkamp G $128,800 - - - - - - - $128,800 0.07
Hazelton Damon Hazelton WR $128,800 - - - - - - - $128,800 0.07
Steckler Jordan Steckler G $128,800 - - - - - - - $128,800 0.07
Dwumfour Michael Dwumfour DT $119,600 - - - - - - - $119,600 0.06
Strachan Connor Strachan LB $110,400 - - - - - - - $110,400 0.06
Practice Squad: $2,636,800 $2,636,800 - - - - - - - $2,636,800 1.36


2021 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (55) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Mercilus Whitney Mercilus OLB $3,783,334 $1,500,000 $617,647 - - $2,000,000 - - $7,900,981 4.06
Cobb Randall Cobb WR $3,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - - - - $5,000,000 2.57
Roby Bradley Roby CB - $1,000,000 - - - $3,800,000 - - $4,800,000 2.47
Martin Nick Martin C - $2,500,000 - - - - - - $2,500,000 1.29
Lawson Shaq Lawson DE - - - - $100,000 $1,752,500 - - $1,852,500 0.95
McKinney Benardrick McKinney ILB - $1,500,000 - - - - - - $1,500,000 0.77
Roberts Andre Roberts WR $783,333 $500,000 $176,466 - - - - - $1,459,799 0.75
Thomas Joe Thomas ILB $990,000 $250,000 - - - - - - $1,240,000 0.64
Driskel Jeff Driskel QB $638,000 $250,000 - - - - - - $888,000 0.46
Anger Bryan Anger P - $833,334 - - - - - - $833,334 0.43
Fulton Zach Fulton G - $750,000 - - - - - - $750,000 0.39
Moore Chris Moore WR $342,400 $300,000 - - - - - - $642,400 0.33
Dunn Brandon Dunn DT - $500,000 - - - - - - $500,000 0.26
Fells Darren Fells TE - $500,000 - - - - - - $500,000 0.26
Erickson Alex Erickson WR $390,000 $110,000 - - - - - - $500,000 0.26
Auclair Antony Auclair TE $322,500 $137,500 - - - - - - $460,000 0.24
Joppru Bennie Joppru TE - $408,750 - - - - - - $408,750 0.21
Johnson Jaleel Johnson DT $300,000 $100,000 - - - - - - $400,000 0.21
Johnson Roderick Johnson T $300,000 $50,000 - - $50,000 - - - $400,000 0.21
Miller Anthony Miller WR $268,900 - - - - - - - $268,900 0.14
Taylor Lane Taylor G $129,722 $137,500 - - - - - - $267,222 0.14
Kelemete Senio Kelemete G - $250,000 - - - - - - $250,000 0.13
Warring Kahale Warring TE - $223,051 - - - - - - $223,051 0.11
Hilliard Dontrell Hilliard RB $120,000 $80,000 - - $20,000 - - - $220,000 0.11
Howell Buddy Howell RB - $200,000 - - - - - - $200,000 0.10
Coutee Keke Coutee WR - $182,258 - - - - - - $182,258 0.09
Watkins Jaylen Watkins CB - $150,000 - - - - - - $150,000 0.08
Slye Joey Slye K $141,666 - - - - - - - $141,666 0.07
Nickerson Jr. Hardy Nickerson Jr. ILB $83,000 $50,000 - - - - - - $133,000 0.07
Blackson Angelo Blackson DE - $125,000 - - - - - - $125,000 0.06
Reid John Reid CB - $123,600 - - - - - - $123,600 0.06
Toner Cole Toner G $51,111 $57,500 - - - - - - $108,611 0.06
Armstrong Cornell Armstrong CB - $100,000 - - - - - - $100,000 0.05
Rivers Derek Rivers OLB - $100,000 - - - - - - $100,000 0.05
Coulter Isaiah Coulter WR - $73,238 - - - - - - $73,238 0.04
Gillaspia Cullen Gillaspia FB - $51,580 - - - - - - $51,580 0.03
Moncrief Donte Moncrief WR - $50,000 - - - - - - $50,000 0.03
Ejiofor Duke Ejiofor DE - $46,315 - - - - - - $46,315 0.02
Carter Shyheim Carter S $46,000 - - - - - - - $46,000 0.02
McCollum Ryan McCollum C $36,800 $8,333 - - - - - - $45,133 0.02
Froholdt Hjalte Froholdt G $36,800 - - - - - - - $36,800 0.02
Kalambayi Peter Kalambayi OLB - $29,602 - - - - - - $29,602 0.02
Thomas Jordan Thomas TE - $29,602 - - - - - - $29,602 0.02
Hazelton Damon Hazelton WR $25,000 $4,166 - - - - - - $29,166 0.01
Phillips Antonio Phillips CB $18,400 - - - - - - - $18,400 0.01
Simmons Tyler Simmons WR - $16,667 - - - - - - $16,667 0.01
Alufohai Auzoyah Alufohai DT - $13,334 - - - - - - $13,334 0.01
Green Carson Green T - $8,333 - - - - - - $8,333 0.00
Iwuagwu Cordel Iwuagwu G - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
Phillips Scottie Phillips RB - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
Johnson Jan Johnson LB - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Jones Jamir Jones LB - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Stapleton Dylan Stapleton TE - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Woodworth Elex Woodworth G - $2,667 - - - - - - $2,667 0.00
Lewis Ira Lewis DT - $167 - - - - - - $167 0.00
Dead: $35,649,412 $11,806,966 $15,325,833 $794,113 - $170,000 $7,552,500 - - $35,649,412 18.33


2021 Cap Totals

Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentives Cap Total
2021 NFL Salary Cap $182,500,000
2020 Rollover Cap $9,189,845
Adjustment $2,778,914
Adjusted Salary Cap $194,468,759
All Contracts $79,535,062 $27,475,530 $7,528,199 - $520,000 $4,377,500 $2,300,000 $121,254,612
Injured Reserve Money $11,940,000 $6,600,000 $2,555,868 - $50,000 $5,053,333 $900,000 $27,099,200
Dead Money $11,806,966 $15,325,833 $794,113 - $170,000 $7,552,500 - $35,649,412
Practice Squad $2,636,800 - - - - - - $2,636,800
Total $105,918,828 $49,401,363 $10,878,180 - $740,000 $16,983,333 $3,200,000 $186,640,024
Cap Space $7,828,735