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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 (52) 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 10.53
Watt J.J. Watt DE $17,500,000 $17,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $17,500,000 9.50
Watson Deshaun Watson QB $15,940,000 $10,540,000 $5,400,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($67,140,000) $15,940,000 8.65
Cooks Brandin Cooks WR $12,000,000 $12,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $12,000,000 6.52
Mercilus Whitney Mercilus OLB $12,000,000 $10,500,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($15,150,000) $12,000,000 6.52
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 6.19
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 5.77
Johnson David Johnson RB $9,000,000 $7,950,000 0- $1,050,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,100,000) $9,000,000 4.89
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 4.75
McKinney Benardrick McKinney ILB $8,500,000 $7,000,000 $750,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,500,000) $8,500,000 4.61
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
Johnson Duke Johnson RB $5,150,000 $4,650,000 0- $400,000 0- $100,000 0- 0- 0- $5,150,000 2.80
Dunn Brandon Dunn DE $4,250,000 $3,250,000 $500,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,000,000) $4,250,000 2.31
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 2.04
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
Kelemete Senio Kelemete G $2,000,000 $1,300,000 $250,000 $250,000 0- $200,000 0- 0- ($250,000) $2,000,000 1.09
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
McCown Josh McCown QB $1,075,000 $1,075,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,075,000 0.58
Greenard Jonathan Greenard OLB $1,041,869 $818,374 $223,495 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($670,485) $1,041,869 0.57
Warring Kahale Warring TE $1,003,051 $780,000 $223,051 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($446,102) $1,003,051 0.54
Vanderdoes Eddie Vanderdoes DT $990,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $990,000 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 0.52
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 0.48
Coulter Isaiah Coulter WR $853,238 $780,000 $73,238 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($219,714) $853,238 0.46
Williams Brandon Williams CB $850,000 $990,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.46
Benzschawel Beau Benzschawel G $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.46
Brown Andrew Brown DE $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.46
Froholdt Hjalte Froholdt G $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.46
Hansen Chad Hansen WR $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.46
Moore J'Mon Moore WR $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.46
Fields Mark Fields CB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Hall Nate Hall LB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Kukwa Anthony Kukwa LS $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Owens Jonathan Owens S $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Phillips Scottie Phillips RB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Stone Geno Stone SS $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.42
Bolton Curtis Bolton LB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.36
Cabral Cohl Cabral C $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.36
Active Roster: $191,855,143 $159,283,752 $25,536,391 $6,125,000 - $300,000 $750,000 - - $191,855,143 104.16


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 5.57


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 $9,189,845
Adjustment $0
Adjusted Salary Cap $184,189,845
All Contracts $159,283,752 $25,536,391 $6,125,000 - $300,000 $750,000 - $191,855,143
Top 51 Contracts $158,623,752 $25,536,391 $6,125,000 - $300,000 $750,000 - $191,195,143
Reserve/Suspended Money $8,941,176 $1,000,000 $312,500 - - - - $10,253,676
Dead Money - $360,773 - - - - - $360,773
Total (All) $168,224,928 $26,897,164 $6,437,500 - $300,000 $750,000 - $202,469,592
Total (w/Top 51) $167,564,928 $26,897,164 $6,437,500 - $300,000 $750,000 - $201,809,592
Cap Space (w/All) $-18,279,747
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $-17,619,747