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Houston Texans 2020 Salary Cap

Texans 2020 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Houston Texans 2020 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 (70) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Watt J.J. Watt DE $15,500,000 $15,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $15,500,000 7.11
Mercilus Whitney Mercilus OLB $12,000,000 $10,500,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($27,200,000) $12,000,000 5.50
Johnson David Johnson RB $11,156,250 $10,200,000 0- $956,250 0- 0- 0- 0- ($18,300,000) $11,156,250 5.12
Tunsil Laremy Tunsil LT $10,350,000 $10,350,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,350,000) $10,350,000 4.75
Fuller Will Fuller WR $10,162,000 $10,162,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,162,000) $10,162,000 4.66
Martin Nick Martin C $8,750,000 $7,250,000 $1,250,000 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($11,000,000) $8,750,000 4.01
Gipson Tashaun Gipson SS $7,437,500 $6,500,000 $500,000 $437,500 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,250,000) $7,437,500 3.41
McKinney Benardrick McKinney ILB $7,406,250 $6,000,000 $750,000 $656,250 0- 0- 0- 0- ($8,250,000) $7,406,250 3.40
Stills Kenny Stills WR $7,000,000 $6,975,000 0- 0- 0- $25,000 0- 0- 0- $7,000,000 3.21
Fulton Zach Fulton G $7,000,000 $6,500,000 0- $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $7,000,000 3.21
Cobb Randall Cobb WR $6,101,555 $3,750,000 $2,000,000 $351,555 0- 0- 0- 0- ($18,000,000) $6,101,555 2.80
Fairbairn Ka'imi Fairbairn K $4,750,000 $4,000,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,000,000) $4,750,000 2.18
Watson Deshaun Watson QB $4,408,207 $1,177,123 $2,053,961 $1,177,123 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,408,181) $4,408,207 2.02
Murray Eric Murray FS $4,390,625 $2,750,000 $1,500,000 $140,625 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,750,000) $4,390,625 2.01
Johnson Duke Johnson RB $4,100,000 $3,600,000 0- $400,000 0- $100,000 0- 0- 0- $4,100,000 1.88
McCarron A.J. McCarron QB $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,750,000) $4,000,000 1.83
Blackson Angelo Blackson DE $3,968,750 $3,500,000 0- $468,750 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $3,968,750 1.82
Kelemete Senio Kelemete G $3,593,750 $2,750,000 $750,000 $93,750 0- 0- 0- 0- ($750,000) $3,593,750 1.65
Fells Darren Fells TE $3,500,000 $2,750,000 $500,000 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,000,000) $3,500,000 1.61
Dunn Brandon Dunn DT $3,500,000 $2,500,000 $500,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,000,000) $3,500,000 1.61
Howard Tytus Howard G $2,778,534 $1,050,707 $1,727,827 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,002,723) $2,778,534 1.27
Anger Bryan Anger P $2,416,666 $1,250,000 $416,666 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,000,000) $2,416,666 1.11
Mancz Greg Mancz C $2,140,625 $2,000,000 0- $140,625 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $2,140,625 0.98
Cole Dylan Cole ILB $2,133,000 $2,133,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $2,133,000 0.98
Scarlett Brennan Scarlett OLB $2,003,125 $1,125,000 $175,000 $703,125 0- 0- 0- 0- ($175,000) $2,003,125 0.92
Conley Gareon Conley CB $1,892,376 $1,892,376 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,892,376 0.87
Johnson Roderick Johnson T $1,750,000 $1,125,000 $375,000 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($375,000) $1,750,000 0.80
Watkins Jaylen Watkins CB $1,450,000 $1,100,000 $150,000 $200,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($300,000) $1,450,000 0.67
Cunningham Zach Cunningham ILB $1,422,829 $1,074,783 $348,046 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($348,046) $1,422,829 0.65
Johnson Lonnie Johnson CB $1,182,875 $731,575 $451,300 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,085,475) $1,182,875 0.54
Scharping Max Scharping G $1,151,838 $725,368 $426,470 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,004,778) $1,151,838 0.53
Reid Justin Reid FS $1,109,871 $849,957 $259,914 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,109,871 0.51
Akins Jordan Akins TE $940,380 $750,000 $190,380 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($380,760) $940,380 0.43
Coutee Keke Coutee WR $932,256 $750,000 $182,256 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($364,514) $932,256 0.43
Watkins Carlos Watkins DE $929,912 $825,000 $104,912 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($104,912) $929,912 0.43
Weeks Jon Weeks LS $887,500 $1,050,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($250,000) $887,500 0.41
Gaines Phillip Gaines CB $887,500 $910,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $887,500 0.41
Warring Kahale Warring TE $881,303 $658,252 $223,051 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($669,153) $881,303 0.40
Landrum Chris Landrum OLB $825,000 $825,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $825,000 0.38
Luani Shalom Luani S $825,000 $825,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $825,000 0.38
Vanderdoes Eddie Vanderdoes DT $825,000 $825,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $825,000 0.38
Kalambayi Peter Kalambayi OLB $779,602 $750,000 $29,602 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($59,204) $779,602 0.36
Thomas Jordan Thomas TE $779,602 $750,000 $29,602 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($59,204) $779,602 0.36
Armstrong Cornell Armstrong CB $750,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $750,000 0.34
Crossen Keion Crossen CB $750,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $750,000 0.34
Howell Buddy Howell RB $750,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $750,000 0.34
Martin Jake Martin OLB $750,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $750,000 0.34
Moore A.J. Moore S $750,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $750,000 0.34
Murphy Kyle Murphy T $750,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $750,000 0.34
Whitney Isaac Whitney WR $750,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $750,000 0.34
Omenihu Charles Omenihu DE $748,820 $675,000 $73,820 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($221,460) $748,820 0.34
Ejofor Duke Ejofor DE $721,314 $46,314 $675,000 $46,314 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($92,629) $721,314 $46,314 0.33
Gillaspia Cullen Gillaspia FB $700,790 $25,790 $675,000 $25,790 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($77,370) $700,790 $25,790 0.32
Carter Deandre Carter WR $682,285 $7,285 $675,000 0- 0- 0- $7,285 0- 0- 0- $682,285 $7,285 0.31
Lewis Ira Lewis DT $675,166 $166 $675,000 $166 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($334) $675,166 $166 0.31
Hansen Chad Hansen WR $675,000 $675,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $675,000 0.31
McGough Alex McGough QB $675,000 $675,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $675,000 0.31
Mitchell Steven Mitchell WR $675,000 $675,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $675,000 0.31
Bellamy Davin Bellamy LB $610,000 $610,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $610,000 0.28
Chesley Anthony Chesley CB $610,000 $610,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $610,000 0.28
Hall Nate Hall LB $610,000 $610,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $610,000 0.28
Higdon Karan Higdon RB $610,000 $610,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $610,000 0.28
Leonard Rick Leonard T $610,000 $610,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $610,000 0.28
Nkansah Elijah Nkansah T $610,000 $610,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $610,000 0.28
Owens Jonathan Owens S $610,000 $610,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $610,000 0.28
Steinmetz David Steinmetz G $610,000 $610,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $610,000 0.28
Hargreaves Vernon Hargreaves CB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Jernigan Timmy Jernigan DT 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Qvale Brent Qvale RT 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Roby Bradley Roby CB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00

 

2020 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 2, Pick #40 Round 2, Pick #40 $1,369,814 - - - - - - - - $1,369,814
Round 2, Pick #57 Round 2, Pick #57 $932,402 - - - - - - - - $932,402
Round 3, Pick #90 Round 3, Pick #90 $740,140 - - - - - - - - $740,140
Round 4, Pick #111 Round 4, Pick #111 $711,974 - - - - - - - - $711,974
Round 5, Pick #171 Round 5, Pick #171 $585,595 - - - - - - - - $585,595
Round 7, Pick #240 Round 7, Pick #240 $530,578 - - - - - - - - $530,578
Round 7, Pick #248 Round 7, Pick #248 $529,434 - - - - - - - - $529,434
Round 7, Pick #250 Round 7, Pick #250 $529,434 - - - - - - - - $529,434
Projected Draft Pool: $5,929,371 $5,929,371


2020 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 %
HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins WR $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 - - - - - - $3,000,000 1.38
ColvinAaron Colvin CB $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - - - $2,000,000 0.92
RankinMartinas Rankin C $450,634 - $450,634 - - - - - - $450,634 0.21
ForemanD'Onta Foreman RB $189,871 - $189,871 - - - - - - $189,871 0.09
DavenportJulie'n Davenport LT $146,605 - $146,605 - - - - - - $146,605 0.07
CrawfordXavier Crawford CB $123,426 - $123,426 - - - - - - $123,426 0.06
KellyJermaine Kelly CB $50,388 - $50,388 - - - - - - $50,388 0.02
PalmoreWalter Palmore DT $26,666 - $26,667 - - - - - - $26,666 0.01
CrockettDamarea Crockett RB $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
DixonJohnnie Dixon WR $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
JohnsonChris Johnson S $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
LewisDrew Lewis DT $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
CokerD.J. Coker C $5,334 - $5,334 - - - - - - $5,334 0.00
PridgeonMalcolm Pridgeon T $5,334 - $5,334 - - - - - - $5,334 0.00
DavisJamal Davis OLB $4,667 - $4,667 - - - - - - $4,667 0.00
AniebonamJesse Aniebonam OLB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
BaityDerrick Baity CB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
HigdonKaran Higdon RB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
JohnsonTyron Johnson WR $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
SmithVyncint Smith WR $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
EdwardsJavier Edwards DT $1,000 - $1,000 - - - - - - $1,000 0.00
DanielTrevor Daniel P $667 - $667 - - - - - - $667 0.00
DwightJohnny Dwight DE $667 - $667 - - - - - - $667 0.00
ExfordAustin Exford S $667 - $667 - - - - - - $667 0.00

2020 Cap Totals

Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentives Cap Total
2020 NFL Salary Cap $198,200,000
2019 Rollover Cap $19,813,834
Adjustment $0
Adjusted Salary Cap $218,013,834
All Contracts $158,220,141 $19,565,077 $8,225,553 - $132,285 - - $185,683,056
Top 51 Contracts $148,615,141 $19,492,807 $8,225,553 - $125,000 - - $176,078,056
Draft Pool - - - - - - - $5,929,371
Dead Money - $6,049,265 - - - - - $6,049,264
Total (All) $158,220,141 $25,614,342 $8,225,553 - $132,285 - - $191,732,320
Total (w/Top 51) $148,615,141 $25,542,072 $8,225,553 - $125,000 - - $182,127,320
Cap Space (w/All) $26,281,514
Cap Space (w/Top 51 & Projected Draft Pool) $29,957,143
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $35,886,514