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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

Club Option
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Active Players (38) 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 10.51
Watt J.J. Watt DE $17,500,000 $17,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $17,500,000 9.48
Watson Deshaun Watson QB $15,940,000 $10,540,000 $5,400,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($67,140,000) $15,940,000 8.64
Cooks Brandin Cooks WR $12,000,000 $12,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $12,000,000 6.50
Mercilus Whitney Mercilus OLB $12,000,000 $10,500,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($15,150,000) $12,000,000 6.50
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 6.18
Roby Bradley Roby CB $11,000,000 $9,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($10,000,000) $11,000,000 5.96
Cobb Randall Cobb WR $10,625,000 $8,250,000 $2,000,000 $375,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($12,250,000) $10,625,000 5.76
Johnson David Johnson RB $9,000,000 $7,950,000 0- $1,050,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,100,000) $9,000,000 4.88
Martin Nick Martin C $8,750,000 $7,250,000 $1,250,000 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,500,000) $8,750,000 4.74
McKinney Benardrick McKinney ILB $8,500,000 $7,000,000 $750,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,500,000) $8,500,000 4.60
Murray Eric Murray SS $6,750,000 $5,000,000 $1,500,000 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,500,000) $6,750,000 3.66
Kelemete Senio Kelemete G $5,750,000 $1,300,000 $250,000 $4,200,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($250,000) $5,750,000 3.11
Johnson Duke Johnson RB $5,150,000 $4,650,000 0- $400,000 0- $100,000 0- 0- 0- $5,150,000 2.79
Dunn Brandon Dunn DE $4,250,000 $3,250,000 $500,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,000,000) $4,250,000 2.30
Fairbairn Ka'imi Fairbairn K $4,200,000 $3,450,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,250,000) $4,200,000 2.28
Fulton Zach Fulton G $3,750,000 $2,000,000 0- $1,000,000 0- 0- $750,000 0- ($750,000) $3,750,000 2.03
Howard Tytus Howard RT $3,334,241 $1,606,414 $1,727,827 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,224,189) $3,334,241 1.81
Anger Bryan Anger P $2,916,666 $2,500,000 $416,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($833,334) $2,916,666 1.58
Fells Darren Fells TE $2,800,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $800,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $2,800,000 1.52
Blacklock Ross Blacklock DT $1,806,236 $971,247 $834,989 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,476,214) $1,806,236 0.98
Johnson Lonnie Johnson CB $1,419,450 $968,150 $451,300 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($902,600) $1,419,450 0.77
Scharping Max Scharping G $1,382,206 $955,736 $426,470 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($852,940) $1,382,206 0.75
Reid Justin Reid FS $1,288,745 $1,028,831 $259,914 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($259,914) $1,288,745 0.70
Akins Jordan Akins TE $1,110,380 $920,000 $190,380 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($190,380) $1,110,380 0.60
Coutee Keke Coutee WR $1,102,258 $920,000 $182,258 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($182,258) $1,102,258 0.60
Greenard Jonathan Greenard OLB $1,041,869 $818,374 $223,495 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($670,485) $1,041,869 0.56
Vanderdoes Eddie Vanderdoes DT $1,025,000 $675,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $350,000 0- $1,025,000 0.56
Warring Kahale Warring TE $1,003,051 $780,000 $223,051 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($446,102) $1,003,051 0.54
Ejiofor Duke Ejiofor OLB $966,315 $920,000 $46,315 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($46,315) $966,315 0.52
Heck Charlie Heck G $957,676 $780,000 $177,676 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($533,028) $957,676 0.52
Kalambayi Peter Kalambayi ILB $949,602 $920,000 $29,602 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($29,602) $949,602 0.51
Omenihu Charles Omenihu DE $923,820 $850,000 $73,820 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($147,640) $923,820 0.50
Crossen Keion Crossen CB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.50
Martin Jake Martin OLB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.50
Reid John Reid CB $903,600 $780,000 $123,600 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($370,800) $903,600 0.49
Gillaspia Cullen Gillaspia FB $875,790 $850,000 $25,790 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($51,580) $875,790 0.47
Coulter Isaiah Coulter WR $853,238 $780,000 $73,238 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($219,714) $853,238 0.46
Active Roster: $194,465,143 $156,153,752 $26,536,391 $10,575,000 - $100,000 $750,000 $350,000 - $194,465,143 105.35


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 (12) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
WatkinsJaylen Watkins CB $150,000 - $150,000 - - - - - - $150,000 0.08
BlacksonAngelo Blackson DE $125,000 - $125,000 - - - - - - $125,000 0.07
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: $360,773 - $360,773 - - - - - - $360,773 0.20

2021 Cap Totals

Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentives Cap Total
2021 NFL Salary Cap $175,000,000
2020 Rollover Cap $9,591,687
Adjustment $0
Adjusted Salary Cap $184,591,687
All Contracts $156,153,752 $26,536,391 $10,575,000 - $100,000 $750,000 $350,000 $194,465,143
Top 51 Contracts $156,153,752 $26,536,391 $10,575,000 - $100,000 $750,000 $350,000 $194,465,143
Dead Money - $360,773 - - - - - $360,773
Total (All) $156,153,752 $26,897,164 $10,575,000 - $100,000 $750,000 $350,000 $194,825,916
Total (w/Top 51) $156,153,752 $26,897,164 $10,575,000 - $100,000 $750,000 $350,000 $194,825,916
Cap Space (w/All) $-10,234,229
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $-10,234,229