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Houston Texans Multi-Year Financial Summary

A summary of financial breakdowns for the Houston Texans, including multi-year cap totals, player cap hits, top earnings, contracts, & free agents.

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Salary Cap Breakdown Totals

A current & future look at the signed players & cap dollars allocated by position group.

    2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Cap Allocations   $167,119,763 $130,632,675 $90,366,296 $43,265,208 $10,250,000
Signed Players   67 39 26 9 2
Quarterbacks   $7,513,440 $4,408,207
Running Backs   $12,545,625 $4,760,000 $5,150,000
Fullbacks   $520,790 $610,790 $700,790 $790,790
Wide Receivers   $27,215,532 $32,664,256 $15,932,258 $13,915,000
Tight Ends   $3,314,033 $2,461,285 $2,731,033 $1,062,051
Offensive Line   $28,965,229 $37,375,372 $21,144,115 $14,752,522
Defensive Line   $25,536,527 $22,215,212 $23,720,303 $838,820
Linebackers   $26,771,394 $13,057,431 $10,029,602 $10,250,000 $10,250,000
Secondary   $30,093,075 $13,665,122 $10,958,195 $1,656,025
Special Teams   $4,644,118
Injured Reserve   $29,957,155
Suspended  
Dead   $23,001,071 $3,049,264


Roster Cap Figures

Current & future salary cap figures for players on the active roster. For more view the complete Texans Salary Cap Table

Quarterbacks Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Deshaun Watson QB $3,778,440 $4,408,207 0- 0UFA 0-
A.J. McCarron QB $3,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Joe Webb QB $735,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
 
Running Backs Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Lamar Miller RB $7,203,125 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Duke Johnson RB $2,200,000 $4,100,000 $5,150,000 0UFA 0-
Carlos Hyde RB $1,837,500 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Taiwan Jones RB $735,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Buddy Howell RB $570,000 $660,000 0RFA 0- 0-
 
Fullbacks Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cullen Gillaspia FB $520,790 $610,790 $700,790 $790,790 0UFA
 
Wide Receivers Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
DeAndre Hopkins WR $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $15,000,000 $13,915,000 0UFA
Kenny Stills WR $7,975,000 $7,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Will Fuller WR $3,234,100 $10,162,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Keke Coutee WR $752,256 $842,256 $932,258 0UFA 0-
Deandre Carter WR $570,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Isaac Whitney WR $393,000 $660,000 0RFA 0- 0-
Steven Mitchell WR $291,176 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
 
Tight Ends Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Darren Fells TE $1,500,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Jordan Akins TE $790,380 $890,380 $972,380 0UFA 0-
Kahale Warring TE $601,051 $881,303 $979,051 $1,062,051 0UFA
Jordan Thomas TE $422,602 $689,602 $779,602 0UFA 0-
 
Offensive Line Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Nick Martin C $7,769,309 $8,750,000 $8,750,000 $9,250,000 0UFA
Zach Fulton G $6,906,250 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 0UFA 0-
Senio Kelemete G $3,531,250 $4,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Seantrel Henderson RT $2,350,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Tytus Howard G $2,222,827 $2,778,534 $3,334,241 $3,889,948 0-
Laremy Tunsil LT $2,148,770 $10,350,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Greg Mancz C $1,750,000 $2,250,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Max Scharping G $921,470 $1,151,838 $1,382,206 $1,612,574 0UFA
Roderick Johnson T $570,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Chris Clark LT $417,353 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
David Steinmetz G $378,000 $510,000 0ERFA 0- 0-
 
Defensive Line Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
J.J. Watt DE $15,000,000 $15,500,000 $17,500,000 0UFA 0-
Angelo Blackson DE $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 0UFA 0-
D.J. Reader DT $2,078,845 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Brandon Dunn DT $2,025,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Carlos Watkins DE $749,912 $839,912 0UFA 0- 0-
Charles Omenihu DE $568,820 $658,820 $748,820 $838,820 0UFA
Duke Ejofor DE $439,314 $631,314 $796,315 0UFA 0-
Ira Lewis DT $378,166 $585,166 $675,168 0RFA 0-
Joel Heath DT $296,470 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
 
Linebackers Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Benardrick McKinney ILB $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $8,500,000 $10,250,000 $10,250,000
Whitney Mercilus OLB $7,300,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Barkevious Mingo OLB $4,200,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Brennan Scarlett OLB $3,732,285 $2,050,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Zach Cunningham ILB $1,219,566 $1,422,829 0UFA 0- 0-
Dylan Cole ILB $649,000 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Peter Kalambayi OLB $599,602 $689,602 $779,602 0UFA 0-
Tyrell Adams OLB $592,941 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Jake Martin OLB $570,000 $660,000 $750,000 0UFA 0-
Chris Landrum OLB $408,000 $735,000 0UFA 0- 0-
 
Secondary Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Bradley Roby CB $9,968,750 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Tashaun Gipson SS $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 0UFA 0-
Johnathan Joseph CB $5,937,500 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Jahleel Addae SS $1,105,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Lonnie Johnson CB $946,300 $1,182,875 $1,419,450 $1,656,025 0UFA
Justin Reid FS $924,893 $1,109,871 $1,288,745 0UFA 0-
Gareon Conley CB $833,284 $1,892,376 0- 0UFA 0-
Keion Crossen CB $570,000 $660,000 $750,000 0UFA 0-
A.J. Moore S $570,000 $660,000 0RFA 0- 0-
Mike Adams FS $553,235 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Phillip Gaines CB $467,647 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Briean Boddy-Calhoun S $381,176 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Cornell Armstrong CB $335,290 $660,000 0RFA 0- 0-
 
Special Teams Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Ka'imi Fairbairn K $3,095,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Jon Weeks LS $980,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Bryan Anger P $569,118 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
   

Dead Payroll Figures

Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Aaron Colvin CB $8,515,625 $2,000,000 0- 0- 0-
Jadeveon Clowney OLB $7,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Matt Kalil LT $2,250,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jeff Allen G $1,250,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Logan Paulsen TE $645,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Johnson Bademosi CB $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Xavier Crawford CB $244,965 $123,426 0- 0- 0-
Martinas Rankin C $225,317 $450,634 0- 0- 0-
D'Onta Foreman RB $189,871 $189,871 0- 0- 0-
Braxton Miller WR $177,278 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jerell Adams TE $167,765 0- 0- 0- 0-
Julie'n Davenport LT $146,605 $146,605 0- 0- 0-
Alex McGough QB $145,588 0- 0- 0- 0-
Tyler Ervin RB $136,892 0- 0- 0- 0-
Treston Decoud S $124,674 0- 0- 0- 0-
Xavier Woodson-Luster ILB $120,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Dan Skipper T $116,470 0- 0- 0- 0-
Joel Heath DT $100,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Steven Mitchell WR $80,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Trevor Daniel P $67,724 $667 0- 0- 0-
Albert Huggins DT $56,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Cornell Armstrong CB $48,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0-
Karan Higdon RB $46,666 $3,334 0- 0- 0-
Johnnie Dixon WR $43,333 $6,667 0- 0- 0-
Walter Palmore DT $43,333 $26,666 0- 0- 0-
Chris Johnson S $40,000 $6,667 0- 0- 0-
Damarea Crockett RB $38,333 $6,667 0- 0- 0-
Malcolm Pridgeon T $37,666 $5,334 $677,668 0- 0-
Kyle Fuller C $34,608 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jamal Davis OLB $32,333 $4,667 0- 0- 0-
Austin Exford S $32,000 $667 0- 0- 0-
Wyatt Ray DE $32,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Tyron Johnson WR $31,666 $3,334 0- 0- 0-
Chris Johnson S $28,333 $6,667 0- 0- 0-
Jermaine Kelly CB $25,194 $50,388 0- 0- 0-
Tyrell Adams OLB $24,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Vyncint Smith WR $24,000 $3,334 0- 0- 0-
Derrick Baity CB $21,666 $3,334 0- 0- 0-
Alex McGough QB $20,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Bryan Anger P $20,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Drew Lewis DT $18,333 $6,667 0- 0- 0-
Jesse Aniebonam OLB $11,666 $3,334 0- 0- 0-
Anthony Coyle G $10,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Christian Dilauro G $8,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Javier Edwards DT $8,000 $1,000 0- 0- 0-
Marcus Henry C $8,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jaryd Jones-Smith T $8,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
D.J. Coker C $7,666 $5,334 0- 0- 0-
Lavon Coleman RB $6,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Andre Chachere CB $5,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Austin Exford S $5,333 $667 0- 0- 0-
Davin Bellamy LB $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Terry Swanson RB $4,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jester Weah WR $4,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Mason Gentry DE $3,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Vyncint Smith WR $3,333 $3,334 0- 0- 0-
Dexter Wright S $1,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Javier Edwards DT $500 $1,000 0- 0- 0-
Kingsley Opara DT $334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Johnny Dwight DE $333 $667 0- 0- 0-