Over the past month the Houston Texans have made a lot of unique moves when dealing with their roster and managing their salary cap situation.
When the Texans approached free agency they had cap issues after moves last season that came back to bite them. When GM Rick Smith signed Johnathan Joseph and Daniel Manning last season it was under the impression that the salary cap would be raised as discussed in the new CBA. It was raised, but only by a few hundred-thousand.
So going into this season reports were that the Texans were around $20 million over the cap. Everyone knew with all the free agents the Texans had this season that there would be no way to bring them all back.
Some of the names that were thrown around to be released were players like Jacoby Jones and Matt Leinart. Demeco Ryans and Owen Daniels were also mentioned for contract restructuring.