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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.

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Active Players (43) 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 $17,500,000 $17,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $17,500,000 7.74
Mercilus Whitney Mercilus OLB $12,000,000 $10,500,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($15,150,000) $12,000,000 5.31
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 4.87
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 4.70
Johnson David Johnson RB $9,000,000 $7,950,000 0- $1,050,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($5,100,000) $9,000,000 3.98
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 3.87
McKinney Benardrick McKinney ILB $8,500,000 $7,000,000 $750,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,500,000) $8,500,000 3.76
Gipson Tashaun Gipson SS $7,500,000 $6,500,000 $500,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $7,500,000 3.32
Fulton Zach Fulton G $7,000,000 $6,500,000 0- $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $7,000,000 3.10
Murray Eric Murray FS $6,750,000 $5,000,000 $1,500,000 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,500,000) $6,750,000 2.99
Johnson Duke Johnson RB $5,150,000 $4,650,000 0- $400,000 0- $100,000 0- 0- 0- $5,150,000 2.28
Dunn Brandon Dunn DT $4,250,000 $3,250,000 $500,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,000,000) $4,250,000 1.88
Fairbairn Ka'imi Fairbairn K $4,200,000 $3,450,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,250,000) $4,200,000 1.86
Blackson Angelo Blackson DE $4,000,000 $3,500,000 0- $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $4,000,000 1.77
Howard Tytus Howard RT $3,334,241 $1,606,414 $1,727,827 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($7,224,189) $3,334,241 1.48
Anger Bryan Anger P $2,916,666 $2,500,000 $416,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($833,334) $2,916,666 1.29
Fells Darren Fells TE $2,800,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $800,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $2,800,000 1.24
Watkins Jaylen Watkins CB $1,550,000 $1,400,000 $150,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($150,000) $1,550,000 0.69
Johnson Lonnie Johnson CB $1,419,450 $968,150 $451,300 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($902,600) $1,419,450 0.63
Scharping Max Scharping G $1,382,206 $955,736 $426,470 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($852,940) $1,382,206 0.61
Reid Justin Reid FS $1,288,745 $1,028,831 $259,914 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($259,914) $1,288,745 0.57
Akins Jordan Akins TE $1,110,380 $920,000 $190,380 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($190,380) $1,110,380 0.49
Coutee Keke Coutee WR $1,102,258 $920,000 $182,258 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($182,258) $1,102,258 0.49
Warring Kahale Warring TE $979,051 $756,000 $223,051 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($446,102) $979,051 0.43
Kalambayi Peter Kalambayi OLB $949,602 $920,000 $29,602 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($29,602) $949,602 0.42
Thomas Jordan Thomas TE $949,602 $920,000 $29,602 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($29,602) $949,602 0.42
Omenihu Charles Omenihu DE $923,820 $850,000 $73,820 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($147,640) $923,820 0.41
Crossen Keion Crossen CB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.41
Martin Jake Martin OLB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.41
Ejofor Duke Ejofor DE $896,315 $850,000 $46,315 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($46,315) $896,315 0.40
Gillaspia Cullen Gillaspia FB $875,790 $850,000 $25,790 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($51,580) $875,790 0.39
Lewis Ira Lewis DT $850,168 $850,000 $168 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($168) $850,168 0.38
Hansen Chad Hansen WR $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.38
McGough Alex McGough QB $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.38
Bellamy Davin Bellamy LB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.35
Chesley Anthony Chesley CB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.35
Hall Nate Hall LB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.35
Higdon Karan Higdon RB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.35
Leonard Rick Leonard T $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.35
Owens Jonathan Owens S $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.35
Pridgeon Malcolm Pridgeon T $677,668 $675,000 $2,668 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,668) $677,668 0.30
Conley Gareon Conley CB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Watson Deshaun Watson QB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00


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 (0) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %

2021 Cap Totals

Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentives Cap Total
2021 NFL Salary Cap $209,000,000
2020 Rollover Cap $16,969,014
Adjustment $0
Adjusted Salary Cap $225,969,014
All Contracts $127,490,131 $14,485,831 $6,375,000 - $100,000 - - $148,450,962
Top 51 Contracts $127,490,131 $14,485,831 $6,375,000 - $100,000 - - $148,450,962
Total (All) $127,490,131 $14,485,831 $6,375,000 - $100,000 - - $148,450,962
Total (w/Top 51) $127,490,131 $14,485,831 $6,375,000 - $100,000 - - $148,450,962
Cap Space (w/All) $77,518,052
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $77,518,052