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Houston Texans 2018 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Houston Texans 2018 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 (53) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Watt J.J. Watt DE $11,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 - ($17,000,000) $15,000,000 8.01
Hopkins DeAndre Hopkins WR $12,500,000 $1,500,000 - - - - - ($18,500,000) $14,000,000 7.48
Clowney Jadeveon Clowney OLB $12,306,000 - - - - - - ($12,306,000) $12,306,000 6.58
Jackson Kareem Jackson SS $6,500,000 $2,250,000 $250,000 - - - - ($8,750,000) $9,000,000 4.81
Colvin Aaron Colvin CB $2,500,000 $1,000,000 $4,250,000 - - - - ($18,000,000) $7,750,000 4.14
McKinney Benardrick McKinney ILB $1,163,880 $1,286,841 $5,250,000 - - - - ($16,700,721) $7,700,721 4.11
Mathieu Tyrann Mathieu FS $2,000,000 $4,500,000 $500,000 - - - - ($6,500,000) $7,000,000 3.74
Fulton Zach Fulton G $1,500,000 - $5,500,000 - - - - ($13,000,000) $7,000,000 3.74
Miller Lamar Miller RB $5,000,000 $1,000,000 $750,000 - - - - ($7,000,000) $6,750,000 3.61
Mercilus Whitney Mercilus OLB $4,750,000 $1,050,000 $156,250 - - - - ($6,850,000) $5,956,250 3.18
Joseph Johnathan Joseph CB $2,400,000 - $3,100,000 - - - - ($5,400,000) $5,500,000 2.94
Thomas Demaryius Thomas WR $4,500,000 - - - - - - ($4,500,000) $4,500,000 2.40
Kelemete Senio Kelemete G $1,250,000 $750,000 $2,000,000 - - - - ($3,500,000) $4,000,000 2.14
Mancz Greg Mancz C $1,907,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - ($5,407,000) $3,907,000 2.09
Hal Andre Hal FS $3,250,000 - $500,000 - - - - ($3,250,000) $3,750,000 2.00
Watson Deshaun Watson QB $1,094,740 $2,053,960 - - - - - ($5,173,440) $3,148,700 1.68
Bademosi Johnson Bademosi CB $1,250,000 $500,000 $1,250,000 - - - - ($3,250,000) $3,000,000 1.60
Griffin Ryan Griffin TE $2,250,000 - $218,750 - - - - ($2,250,000) $2,468,750 1.32
Martin Nick Martin C $884,088 $418,177 - - - - - ($836,354) $1,302,265 0.70
Blackson Angelo Blackson DE $850,000 $150,000 $135,000 - - - - ($1,000,000) $1,135,000 0.61
Cunningham Zach Cunningham ILB $668,261 $348,044 - - - - - ($1,712,395) $1,016,305 0.54
Weeks Jon Weeks LS $915,000 $50,000 - - - - - ($1,015,000) $965,000 0.52
Peters Brian Peters ILB $705,000 $35,000 - - $160,000 - - ($295,000) $900,000 0.48
Dunn Brandon Dunn DE $790,000 - - - - - - ($790,000) $790,000 0.42
Foreman D'Onta Foreman RB $588,500 $189,871 - - - - - ($569,613) $778,371 0.42
Reid Justin Reid S $480,000 $259,914 - - - - - ($1,039,656) $739,914 0.40
Coates Sammie Coates WR $705,000 - - - $25,000 - - ($25,000) $730,000 0.39
Covington Christian Covington DE $705,000 $22,622 - - - - - ($22,622) $727,622 0.39
Blue Alfred Blue RB $790,000 $90,000 - - - - - ($880,000) $720,000 0.38
Weeden Brandon Weeden QB $790,000 $90,000 - - - - - ($880,000) $720,000 0.38
Rankin Martinas Rankin C $480,000 $225,317 - - - - - ($901,268) $705,317 0.38
Lamm Kendall Lamm RT $705,000 - - - - - - - $705,000 0.38
Davenport Julie'n Davenport LT $555,000 $146,605 - - - - - ($439,815) $701,605 0.37
Reader D.J. Reader DT $630,000 $53,845 - - - - - ($107,690) $683,845 0.37
Akins Jordan Akins TE $480,000 $190,380 - - - - - ($761,520) $670,380 0.36
Coutee Keke Coutee WR $480,000 $182,256 - - - - - ($729,026) $662,256 0.35
Watkins Carlos Watkins DT $555,000 $104,912 - - - - - ($314,736) $659,912 0.35
Heath Joel Heath DE $630,000 $3,668 - - - - - ($3,668) $633,668 0.34
Webb Joe Webb QB $915,000 - - - - - - ($915,000) $630,000 0.34
Wright Shareece Wright CB $861,176 - - - - - - - $592,941 0.32
Fairbairn Ka'imi Fairbairn K $555,000 $2,500 - - - - - ($2,500) $557,500 0.30
Ejofor Duke Ejofor OLB $480,000 $46,314 - - - - - ($185,257) $526,314 0.28
Kalambayi Peter Kalambayi DE $480,000 $29,602 - - - - - ($118,408) $509,602 0.27
Thomas Jordan Thomas TE $480,000 $29,602 - - - - - ($118,408) $509,602 0.27
Smith Vyncint Smith WR $480,000 $3,333 - - - - - ($35,000) $483,333 0.26
Daniel Trevor Daniel P $480,000 $666 - - - - - ($2,000) $480,666 0.26
Howell Buddy Howell RB $480,000 - - - - - - - $480,000 0.26
Moore A.J. Moore S $480,000 - - - - - - - $480,000 0.26
Cole Dylan Cole ILB $461,294 $4,000 - - - - - ($8,000) $465,294 0.25
Tyson Michael Tyson CB $391,765 - - - - - - - $391,764 0.21
Burton Deante Burton WR $254,115 - - - - - - - $254,115 0.14
Carter Deandre Carter WR $225,880 - - - - - - - $225,880 0.12
Johnson Roderick Johnson T $112,940 - - - - - - - $112,940 0.06


2018 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 (7) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
HendersonSeantrel Henderson RT $1,700,000 $500,000 $1,000,000 - - - - ($2,200,000) $3,200,000 1.71
JohnsonKevin Johnson CB $1,805,375 $1,392,166 - - - - - ($3,197,541) $3,197,541 1.71
FullerWill Fuller WR $1,374,028 $1,398,057 - - - - - ($5,701,142) $2,772,085 1.48
WebsterKayvon Webster CB $790,000 $210,000 $859,375 - - - - ($1,000,000) $1,859,375 0.99
ScarlettBrennan Scarlett OLB $630,000 $1,668 - - - - - ($1,668) $631,668 0.34
KellyJermaine Kelly CB $363,000 $25,194 - - - - - ($100,776) $388,194 0.21
WeahJester Weah WR $129,200 - - - - - - - $129,200 0.07


2018 Practice Squad

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

Player (8) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
BellamyDavin Bellamy LB $129,200 - - - - - - - $129,200 0.07
SladeChad Slade G $129,200 - - - - - - - $129,200 0.07
WhitneyIsaac Whitney WR $114,000 - - - - - - - $114,000 0.06
AdamsJerell Adams TE $91,200 - - - - - - - $91,200 0.05
HallDaeshon Hall DE $76,000 - - - - - - - $76,000 0.04
MitchellSteven Mitchell WR $68,400 - - - - - - - $68,400 0.04
FergusonJosh Ferguson RB $53,200 - - - - - - - $53,200 0.03
SteinmetzDavid Steinmetz G $45,600 - - - - - - - $45,600 0.02


2018 Dead Cap

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

Player (58) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
AllenJeff Allen G $959,143 $1,250,000 - - - - - - $2,209,143 1.18
FiedorowiczC.J. Fiedorowicz TE $2,200,000 - - - - - - - $2,200,000 1.18
NewtonDerek Newton RT - $1,500,000 $200,000 - - - - - $1,700,000 0.91
CushingBrian Cushing ILB - - - $1,058,822 - - - - $1,058,822 0.57
ProschJay Prosch FB $1,000,000 - - - - - - - $1,000,000 0.53
EllingtonBruce Ellington WR $730,000 $200,000 $60,000 - - - - - $990,000 0.53
HeeneyBen Heeney ILB $705,000 - - - - - - - $705,000 0.38
LechlerShane Lechler P - $600,000 - - - - - - $600,000 0.32
ErvinTyler Ervin RB $333,531 $136,892 - - - - - - $470,423 0.25
SharpeDavid Sharpe T $406,964 - - - - - - - $406,964 0.22
JamersonNatrell Jamerson S $367,055 - - - - - - - $367,055 0.20
KeyesJosh Keyes ILB $248,824 $35,000 - - - - - - $283,823 0.15
AdamsTyrell Adams OLB $226,764 - - - - - - - $226,764 0.12
StrongJaelen Strong WR - $192,995 - - - - - - $192,995 0.10
RobinsonJevoni Robinson TE $192,177 - - - - - - - $192,177 0.10
MillerBraxton Miller WR - $177,276 - - - - - - $177,276 0.09
JohnsonRoderick Johnson T $160,705 - - - - - - - $160,705 0.09
HallDaeshon Hall DE $130,588 - - - - - - - $130,588 0.07
FullerKyle Fuller C $106,400 $17,304 - - - - - - $123,704 0.07
DillonK.J. Dillon S - $117,468 - - - - - - $117,468 0.06
ChachereAndre Chachere CB $113,600 $2,666 - - - - - - $116,266 0.06
WebbJoe Webb QB - $90,000 - - - - - - $90,000 0.05
DecoudTreston Decoud S - $62,337 - - - - - - $62,337 0.03
DupreMalachi Dupre WR $60,800 - - - - - - - $60,800 0.03
MumpheryKeith Mumphery WR - $41,565 - - - - - - $41,565 0.02
LengelMatt Lengel TE $38,000 - - - - - - - $38,000 0.02
TysonMichael Tyson CB $38,000 - - - - - - - $38,000 0.02
GraysonCyril Grayson WR $30,400 - - - - - - - $30,400 0.02
CoyleAnthony Coyle G $25,000 $5,000 - - - - - - $30,000 0.02
BordersBreon Borders CB $22,800 - - - - - - - $22,800 0.01
SwansonTerry Swanson RB $15,000 $2,000 - - - - - - $17,000 0.01
Jones-SmithJaryd Jones-Smith T $10,000 $4,000 - - - - - - $14,000 0.01
SmithMalik Smith CB - $8,668 - - - - - - $8,668 0.00
FergusonJosh Ferguson RB $7,600 - - - - - - - $7,600 0.00
JacksonRobert Jackson CB $7,600 - - - - - - - $7,600 0.00
KilgoDarius Kilgo DT $7,600 - - - - - - - $7,600 0.00
PruittMyCole Pruitt TE $7,600 - - - - - - - $7,600 0.00
GodinMatt Godin DE - $5,334 - - - - - - $5,334 0.00
RossDaniel Ross DE - $3,667 - - - - - - $3,667 0.00
DanielT.J. Daniel DE - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
HillShaq Hill WR - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
VirginDee Virgin CB - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
WilliamsAvery Williams OLB - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
ColemanLavon Coleman RB - $3,000 - - - - - - $3,000 0.00
ConqueZach Conque TE - $2,667 - - - - - - $2,667 0.00
McCarronRiley McCarron WR - $2,667 - - - - - - $2,667 0.00
BellamyDavin Bellamy LB - $2,500 - - - - - - $2,500 0.00
AnkouEli Ankou DT - $2,334 - - - - - - $2,334 0.00
OgunbowaleDare Ogunbowale RB - $2,000 - - - - - - $2,000 0.00
PresidentGimel President OLB - $2,000 - - - - - - $2,000 0.00
WeahJester Weah WR - $2,000 - - - - - - $2,000 0.00
AndersonStephen Anderson TE - $1,668 - - - - - - $1,668 0.00
GentryMason Gentry DE - $1,666 - - - - - - $1,666 0.00
GrayDeante' Gray WR - $1,334 - - - - - - $1,334 0.00
HardeeJustin Hardee CB - $1,334 - - - - - - $1,334 0.00
HatleyRickey Hatley DT - $1,000 - - - - - - $1,000 0.00
BaylisEvan Baylis TE - $667 - - - - - - $667 0.00
OparaKingsley Opara DT - $166 - - - - - - $166 0.00


2018 Cap Totals

Cap Type Total
2018 NFL Salary Cap $177,200,000
2017 Rollover Cap $9,949,209
Adjustment $0
Adjusted Salary Cap $187,149,209
All Contracts $145,383,832
Injured Reserve Money $12,178,063
Dead Cap $13,962,483
Practice Squad Money $706,800
Total Cap $172,231,178
Texans Cap Space ($14,918,031)
Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentives Cap Total
2018 NFL Salary Cap $177,200,000
2017 Rollover Cap $9,949,209
Adjustment $0
Adjusted Salary Cap $187,149,209
All Contracts $97,644,639 $20,567,429 $25,860,000 - $185,000 $2,000,000 - $145,383,832
Injured Reserve Money $6,791,603 $3,527,085 $1,859,375 - - - - $12,178,063
Dead Money $8,151,151 $4,492,511 $260,000 $1,058,822 - - - $13,962,483
Practice Squad $706,800 - - - - - - $706,800
Total $113,294,193 $28,587,025 $27,979,375 $1,058,822 $185,000 $2,000,000 - $172,231,178
Cap Space $14,918,031