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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 (48) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Tunsil Laremy Tunsil LT $19,400,000 $16,150,000 $3,250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($25,900,000) $19,400,000 9.85
Watson Deshaun Watson QB $15,940,000 $10,540,000 $5,400,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($67,140,000) $15,940,000 8.09
Cooks Brandin Cooks WR $12,000,000 $12,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $12,000,000 6.09
Mercilus Whitney Mercilus OLB $12,000,000 $10,500,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($15,150,000) $12,000,000 6.09
Cunningham Zach Cunningham ILB $11,400,000 $8,500,000 $2,400,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($18,100,000) $11,400,000 5.79
Cobb Randall Cobb WR $10,484,370 $8,250,000 $2,000,000 $234,370 0- 0- 0- 0- ($12,250,000) $10,484,370 5.32
McKinney Benardrick McKinney ILB $7,937,500 $7,000,000 $750,000 $187,500 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,500,000) $7,937,500 4.03
Murray Eric Murray SS $6,718,750 $5,000,000 $1,500,000 $218,750 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,500,000) $6,718,750 3.41
Fairbairn Ka'imi Fairbairn K $4,200,000 $3,450,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,250,000) $4,200,000 2.13
Dunn Brandon Dunn DE $4,156,250 $3,250,000 $500,000 $406,250 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,000,000) $4,156,250 2.11
Fulton Zach Fulton G $3,750,000 $2,000,000 0- $1,000,000 0- 0- $750,000 0- ($750,000) $3,750,000 1.90
Howard Tytus Howard RT $3,334,241 $1,606,414 $1,727,827 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,224,189) $3,334,241 1.69
Anger Bryan Anger P $2,916,666 $2,500,000 $416,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($833,334) $2,916,666 1.48
Fells Darren Fells TE $2,800,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $800,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $2,800,000 1.42
Akins Jordan Akins TE $2,373,380 $2,183,000 $190,380 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($190,380) $2,373,380 1.20
Blacklock Ross Blacklock DT $1,806,236 $971,247 $834,989 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,476,214) $1,806,236 0.92
Howell Buddy Howell RB $1,462,500 $1,000,000 $200,000 $262,500 0- 0- 0- 0- ($200,000) $1,462,500 0.74
Johnson Lonnie Johnson CB $1,419,450 $968,150 $451,300 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($902,600) $1,419,450 0.72
Scharping Max Scharping G $1,382,206 $955,736 $426,470 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($852,940) $1,382,206 0.70
Reid Justin Reid FS $1,288,745 $1,028,831 $259,914 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($259,914) $1,288,745 0.65
Hilliard Dontrell Hilliard RB $1,250,000 $920,000 $80,000 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($200,000) $1,250,000 0.63
Coutee Keke Coutee WR $1,102,258 $920,000 $182,258 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($182,258) $1,102,258 0.56
Greenard Jonathan Greenard OLB $1,041,869 $818,374 $223,495 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($670,485) $1,041,869 0.53
Warring Kahale Warring TE $1,003,051 $780,000 $223,051 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($446,102) $1,003,051 0.51
Ejiofor Duke Ejiofor OLB $966,315 $920,000 $46,315 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($46,315) $966,315 0.49
Heck Charlie Heck G $957,676 $780,000 $177,676 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($533,028) $957,676 0.49
Omenihu Charles Omenihu DE $923,820 $850,000 $73,820 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($147,640) $923,820 0.47
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 $780,000 $123,600 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($370,800) $903,600 0.46
Gillaspia Cullen Gillaspia FB $875,790 $850,000 $25,790 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($51,580) $875,790 0.44
Coulter Isaiah Coulter WR $853,238 $780,000 $73,238 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($219,714) $853,238 0.43
Brown Andrew Brown DE $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.43
Froholdt Hjalte Froholdt G $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.43
Hansen Chad Hansen WR $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.43
Benzschawel Beau Benzschawel G $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
Bolton Curtis Bolton LB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
Cabral Cohl Cabral C $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
Kukwa Anthony Kukwa LS $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
Moore J'Mon Moore WR $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
Stone Geno Stone SS $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.40
Quessenberry Paul Quessenberry TE $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.34
Armstrong Cornell Armstrong CB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Johnson David Johnson RB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Active Roster: $149,497,911 $120,601,752 $24,286,789 $3,859,370 - - $750,000 - - $149,497,911 75.90


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 $10,253,676 $8,941,176 $1,000,000 $312,500 - - - - ($2,000,000) $10,253,676 5.21

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

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

Player (8) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit
Round 3, Pick #67 Round 3, Pick #67 - - - - - - - - - -
Round 4, Pick #104 Round 4, Pick #104 - - - - - - - - - -
Round 4, Pick #117 Round 4, Pick #117 - - - - - - - - - -
Round 5, Pick #136 Round 5, Pick #136 - - - - - - - - - -
Round 6, Pick #170 Round 6, Pick #170 - - - - - - - - - -
Round 6, Pick #183 Round 6, Pick #183 - - - - - - - - - -
Round 6, Pick #193 Round 6, Pick #193 - - - - - - - - - -
Round 7, Pick #201 Round 7, Pick #201 - - - - - - - - - -
Projected Draft Pool: $0 $0


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 (15) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
MartinNick Martin C $2,500,000 - $2,500,000 - - - - - - $2,500,000 1.27
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
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: $3,140,375 - $3,140,375 - - - - - - $3,140,375 1.59

2021 Cap Totals

Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentives Cap Total
2021 NFL Salary Cap $185,000,000
2020 Rollover Cap $9,189,845
Adjustment $2,778,914
Adjusted Salary Cap $196,968,759
All Contracts $120,601,752 $24,286,789 $3,859,370 - - $750,000 - $149,497,911
Top 51 Contracts $120,601,752 $24,286,789 $3,859,370 - - $750,000 - $149,497,911
Reserve/Suspended Money $8,941,176 $1,000,000 $312,500 - - - - $10,253,676
Dead Money - $3,140,375 - - - - - $3,140,375
Total (All) $129,542,928 $28,427,164 $4,171,870 - - $750,000 - $162,891,962
Total (w/Top 51) $129,542,928 $28,427,164 $4,171,870 - - $750,000 - $162,891,962
Cap Space (w/All) $34,076,797
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $34,076,797