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Houston Texans

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.

Texans – The Athletic

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Active Players (84) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Watson Deshaun Watson QB $15,940,000 $10,540,000 $5,400,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($67,140,000) $15,940,000 8.20
Tunsil Laremy Tunsil LT $9,293,333 $990,000 $3,250,000 0- 0- 0- $5,053,333 0- ($35,900,000) $9,293,333 4.78
Mercilus Whitney Mercilus OLB $8,000,000 $4,500,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- $2,000,000 0- ($15,000,000) $8,000,000 4.11
Murray Eric Murray SS $7,468,750 $5,000,000 $1,500,000 $218,750 0- 0- 0- $750,000 ($6,500,000) $7,468,750 3.84
Cannon Marcus Cannon RT $6,973,529 $4,700,000 0- $1,323,529 0- $50,000 0- $900,000 0- $6,973,529 3.59
Cunningham Zach Cunningham ILB $5,767,500 $990,000 $2,400,000 $500,000 0- 0- $1,877,500 0- ($18,100,000) $5,767,500 2.97
Cooks Brandin Cooks WR $5,632,352 $2,500,000 0- $132,353 0- $500,000 $2,500,000 0- ($9,800,000) $5,632,352 2.90
Taylor Tyrod Taylor QB $5,323,529 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $323,529 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,500,000) $5,323,529 2.74
Johnson David Johnson RB $4,779,411 $1,250,000 $3,000,000 $529,412 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,250,000) $4,779,411 2.46
Collins Maliek Collins DT $4,705,882 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $705,882 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,000,000) $4,705,882 2.42
Fairbairn Ka'imi Fairbairn K $4,200,000 $3,450,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,250,000) $4,200,000 2.16
Dunn Brandon Dunn DE $4,132,352 $3,250,000 $500,000 $382,353 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,000,000) $4,132,352 2.12
Mitchell Terrance Mitchell CB $3,750,000 $2,500,000 $250,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- $500,000 ($3,000,000) $3,750,000 1.93
Howard Tytus Howard RT $3,334,241 $1,606,414 $1,727,827 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,224,189) $3,334,241 1.71
Lawson Shaq Lawson DE $3,250,000 $1,400,000 0- 0- 0- $100,000 $1,750,000 0- ($8,400,000) $3,250,000 1.67
King Desmond King CB $3,191,176 $2,000,000 $500,000 $441,176 0- 0- 0- $250,000 ($500,000) $3,191,176 1.64
Lindsay Phillip Lindsay RB $3,073,529 $2,250,000 $500,000 $323,529 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,000,000) $3,073,529 1.58
Pierre-Louis Kevin Pierre-Louis OLB $2,823,529 $1,750,000 $500,000 $573,529 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,750,000) $2,823,529 1.45
Reid Justin Reid FS $2,692,914 $2,433,000 $259,914 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($259,914) $2,692,914 1.38
Kirksey Christian Kirksey ILB $2,647,058 $1,500,000 $500,000 $647,059 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $2,647,058 1.36
Roberts Andre Roberts WR $2,600,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- $100,000 ($2,500,000) $2,600,000 1.34
Grugier-Hill Kamu Grugier-Hill OLB $2,441,165 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $441,165 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $2,441,165 1.26
Akins Jordan Akins TE $2,373,380 $2,183,000 $190,380 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($190,380) $2,373,380 1.22
Jenkins Jordan Jenkins OLB $2,352,932 $1,500,000 $500,000 $352,932 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,000,000) $2,352,932 1.21
Johnston Cameron Johnston P $2,333,333 $2,000,000 $333,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,000,000) $2,333,333 1.20
Ingram Mark Ingram RB $2,323,521 $1,500,000 $500,000 $323,521 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $2,323,521 1.19
Moore A.J. Moore S $2,133,000 $2,133,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $2,133,000 1.10
Britt Justin Britt C $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $2,000,000 1.03
Hargreaves Vernon Hargreaves CB $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 $300,000 0- 0- 0- $500,000 ($500,000) $2,000,000 1.03
Blacklock Ross Blacklock DT $1,806,236 $971,247 $834,989 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,476,214) $1,806,236 0.93
McCray Justin McCray G $1,750,000 $1,200,000 $250,000 $300,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $1,750,000 0.90
Thomas Tavierre Thomas CB $1,750,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,000,000) $1,750,000 0.90
Hewitt Neville Hewitt ILB $1,700,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($700,000) $1,700,000 0.87
Brooks Terrence Brooks FS $1,679,406 $1,100,000 $250,000 $329,406 0- 0- 0- 0- ($250,000) $1,679,406 0.86
Johnson Jaleel Johnson DT $1,538,235 $1,000,000 $100,000 $188,235 0- 0- 0- $250,000 ($400,000) $1,538,235 0.79
Conley Chris Conley WR $1,500,000 $1,250,000 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,500,000) $1,500,000 0.77
Brown Pharaoh Brown TE $1,494,117 $950,000 $200,000 $344,118 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,494,117 0.77
Taylor Vincent Taylor DT $1,470,575 $1,000,000 $250,000 $220,575 0- 0- 0- 0- ($600,000) $1,470,575 0.76
Thomas Joe Thomas ILB $1,470,575 $1,000,000 $250,000 $220,575 0- 0- 0- 0- ($250,000) $1,470,575 0.76
Walker DeMarcus Walker DE $1,452,941 $1,000,000 $300,000 $152,941 0- 0- 0- 0- ($800,000) $1,452,941 0.75
Johnson Lonnie Johnson CB $1,419,450 $968,150 $451,300 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($902,600) $1,419,450 0.73
Burkhead Rex Burkhead RB $1,397,058 $1,125,000 $125,000 $147,059 0- 0- 0- 0- ($125,000) $1,397,058 0.72
Scharping Max Scharping G $1,382,206 $955,736 $426,470 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($852,940) $1,382,206 0.71
Driskel Jeff Driskel QB $1,367,644 $1,000,000 $250,000 $117,644 0- 0- 0- 0- ($750,000) $1,367,644 0.70
Moore Chris Moore WR $1,335,294 $1,000,000 $300,000 $35,294 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $1,335,294 0.69
Davis Tae Davis LB $1,214,705 $1,000,000 $100,000 $114,706 0- 0- 0- 0- ($250,000) $1,214,705 0.62
Miller Anthony Miller WR $1,210,050 $1,210,050 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,210,050 0.62
Erickson Alex Erickson WR $1,200,000 $990,000 $110,000 $100,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $1,200,000 0.62
Johnson Roderick Johnson T $1,150,000 $920,000 $50,000 $130,000 0- $50,000 0- 0- ($350,000) $1,150,000 0.59
Coutee Keke Coutee WR $1,102,258 $920,000 $182,258 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($182,258) $1,102,258 0.57
Armstrong Cornell Armstrong CB $1,096,470 $920,000 $100,000 $76,471 0- 0- 0- 0- ($100,000) $1,096,470 0.56
Nickerson Jr. Hardy Nickerson Jr. ILB $1,089,411 $148,824 $990,000 $50,000 $49,412 0- 0- 0- 0- ($50,000) $1,089,411 $148,824 0.56
Smith Tremon Smith CB $1,077,058 $204,118 $920,000 $90,000 $47,059 0- $20,000 0- 0- ($290,000) $1,077,058 $204,118 0.55
Hilliard Dontrell Hilliard RB $1,061,176 $182,352 $920,000 $80,000 $41,176 0- $20,000 0- 0- ($200,000) $1,061,176 $182,352 0.55
Rivers Derek Rivers OLB $1,047,058 $294,118 $850,000 $100,000 $97,059 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,047,058 $294,118 0.54
Greenard Jonathan Greenard OLB $1,041,869 $223,495 $818,374 $223,495 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($670,485) $1,041,869 $223,495 0.54
Toner Cole Toner G $1,029,264 $161,030 $920,000 $57,500 $51,765 0- 0- 0- 0- ($57,500) $1,029,264 $161,030 0.53
Warring Kahale Warring TE $1,003,051 $223,051 $780,000 $223,051 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($446,102) $1,003,051 $223,051 0.52
Taylor Lane Taylor G $987,500 $137,500 $1,075,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($400,000) $987,500 $137,500 0.51
Weeks Jon Weeks LS $987,500 $137,500 $1,075,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($250,000) $987,500 $137,500 0.51
Auclair Antony Auclair TE $987,500 $137,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($350,000) $987,500 $137,500 0.51
Heck Charlie Heck G $957,676 $177,676 $780,000 $177,676 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($533,028) $957,676 $177,676 0.49
Mills Davis Mills QB $948,642 $288,642 $660,000 $288,642 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,154,568) $948,642 $288,642 0.49
Omenihu Charles Omenihu DE $923,820 $73,820 $850,000 $73,820 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($147,640) $923,820 $73,820 0.48
Crossen Keion Crossen CB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Martin Jake Martin OLB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.47
Reid John Reid CB $903,600 $123,600 $780,000 $123,600 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($370,800) $903,600 $123,600 0.46
Collins Nico Collins WR $885,730 $225,730 $660,000 $225,730 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($902,920) $885,730 $225,730 0.46
Coulter Isaiah Coulter WR $853,238 $73,238 $780,000 $73,238 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($219,714) $853,238 $73,238 0.44
Izzo Ryan Izzo TE $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.44
Alufohai Auzoyah Alufohai DT $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
Froholdt Hjalte Froholdt G $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
Hall Nate Hall LB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
Owens Jonathan Owens S $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
Phillips Scottie Phillips RB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
Steckler Jordan Steckler G $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
Jordan Brevin Jordan TE $748,046 $88,046 $660,000 $88,046 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($352,184) $748,046 $88,046 0.38
Wallow Garret Wallow LB $733,971 $73,971 $660,000 $73,971 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($295,884) $733,971 $73,971 0.38
Lopez Roy Lopez DT $705,709 $45,709 $660,000 $45,709 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($182,836) $705,709 $45,709 0.36
Green Carson Green T $668,333 $8,333 $660,000 $8,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($25,000) $668,333 $8,333 0.34
McCollum Ryan McCollum C $668,333 $8,333 $660,000 $8,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($25,000) $668,333 $8,333 0.34
Hazelton Damon Hazelton WR $664,166 $4,167 $660,000 $4,167 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($37,500) $664,166 $4,167 0.34
Carter Shyheim Carter S $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Quessenberry Paul Quessenberry TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Active Roster: $187,686,287 $120,403,971 $38,669,282 $12,032,214 - $740,000 $13,180,833 $3,250,000 - $187,686,287 96.51


2021 Reserve/Suspended Cap

Players who are currently suspended. Their cap figures count toward the team total.

Player (1) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
RobyBradley Roby CB $10,235,293 $8,941,176 $1,000,000 $294,118 - - - - ($2,000,000) $10,235,293 5.26


2021 Non-Football Injury Cap

Players who have suffered a non-football related injury. They do not count against the active roster, but their cap hit does.

Player (3) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Howell Buddy Howell RB $1,447,058 $1,000,000 $200,000 $247,059 - - - - - $1,447,058 0.74
Christian Geron Christian LT $920,000 $920,000 - - - - - - - $920,000 0.47
Taylor Taywan Taylor WR $850,000 $990,000 - - - - - - - $850,000 0.44

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

Estimated cap dollars necessary to sign upcoming draft picks (not included in the cap figure yet)

Player (5) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit (Total) Cap Hit (Top 51)
Round 3, Pick #67Davis Mills Round 3, Pick #67 QB $948,642 $660,000 $288,642 - - - - - - $948,642 $288,642
Round 3, Pick #89Nico Collins Round 3, Pick #89 WR $885,730 $660,000 $225,730 - - - - - - $885,730 $225,730
Round 5, Pick #147Brevin Jordan Round 5, Pick #147 TE $748,046 $660,000 $88,046 - - - - - - $748,046 $88,046
Round 5, Pick #170Garret Wallow Round 5, Pick #170 LB $733,970 $660,000 $73,970 - - - - - - $733,970 $73,970
Round 6, Pick #195Roy Lopez Round 6, Pick #195 DT $705,709 $660,000 $45,709 - - - - - - $705,709 $45,709
Projected Draft Pool: $4,022,097 $4,022,097 $722,097


2021 Dead Cap

These cap figures derive from the trade or release of players from the active roster or practice squad. All count toward the team total.

Player (24) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
CobbRandall Cobb WR $5,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - - - - $5,000,000 2.57
MartinNick Martin C $2,500,000 - $2,500,000 - - - - - - $2,500,000 1.29
McKinneyBenardrick McKinney ILB $1,500,000 - $1,500,000 - - - - - - $1,500,000 0.77
AngerBryan Anger P $833,334 - $833,334 - - - - - - $833,334 0.43
FultonZach Fulton G $750,000 - $750,000 - - - - - - $750,000 0.39
FellsDarren Fells TE $500,000 - $500,000 - - - - - - $500,000 0.26
JoppruBennie Joppru TE $408,750 - $408,750 - - - - - - $408,750 0.21
KelemeteSenio Kelemete G $250,000 - $250,000 - - - - - - $250,000 0.13
WatkinsJaylen Watkins CB $150,000 - $150,000 - - - - - - $150,000 0.08
BlacksonAngelo Blackson DE $125,000 - $125,000 - - - - - - $125,000 0.06
GillaspiaCullen Gillaspia FB $51,580 - $51,580 - - - - - - $51,580 0.03
MoncriefDonte Moncrief WR $50,000 - $50,000 - - - - - - $50,000 0.03
EjioforDuke Ejiofor DE $46,315 - $46,315 - - - - - - $46,315 0.02
KalambayiPeter Kalambayi OLB $29,602 - $29,602 - - - - - - $29,602 0.02
ThomasJordan Thomas TE $29,602 - $29,602 - - - - - - $29,602 0.02
SimmonsTyler Simmons WR $16,667 - $16,667 - - - - - - $16,667 0.01
AlufohaiAuzoyah Alufohai DT $13,334 - $13,334 - - - - - - $13,334 0.01
IwuagwuCordel Iwuagwu G $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
PhillipsScottie Phillips RB $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
JohnsonJan Johnson LB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
JonesJamir Jones LB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
StapletonDylan Stapleton TE $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
WoodworthElex Woodworth G $2,667 - $2,667 - - - - - - $2,667 0.00
LewisIra Lewis DT $167 - $167 - - - - - - $167 0.00
Dead Money: $12,280,354 $3,000,000 $9,280,354 - - - - - - $12,280,354 6.31

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 $120,403,971 $38,669,282 $12,032,214 - $740,000 $13,180,833 $3,250,000 $187,686,287
Top 51 Contracts $93,905,597 $36,241,471 $11,745,743 - $700,000 $13,180,833 $3,250,000 $162,064,389
Reserve/Suspended Money $8,941,176 $1,000,000 $294,118 - - - - $10,235,293
Reserve/Non-Football Injury Money $2,910,000 $200,000 $247,059 - - - - $3,217,058
Dead Money $3,000,000 $9,280,354 - - - - - $12,280,354
Total (All) $135,255,147 $49,149,636 $12,573,391 - $740,000 $13,180,833 $3,250,000 $213,418,992
Total (w/Top 51) $108,756,773 $46,721,825 $12,286,920 - $700,000 $13,180,833 $3,250,000 $187,797,094
Cap Space (w/All) $-18,950,233
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $6,671,665