Texans Make Moves Heading into 2012
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The Houston Texans continued multiple moves to clear up some cap space heading into the 2012 season. The moves are as follows.
* Texans awarded another $1.6 million dollars in cap space for Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys front loaded contracts during the 2011 season.
* Eric Winston was cut early Monday afternoon. The Texans save $4.5 million against the cap.
* Andre Johnson restructured his contract to free up cap space was guaranteed to $7.5 million dollars for the 2012 season. (via twitter: Mark Berman)
* Backup quarterback and 2nd year Texan, Matt Leinart was cut. The Texans save $1.75 million against the cap.
* Starting Fullback, Lawrence Vickers, is waived. (Vickers signs with the Dallas Cowboys)
* Safety Quintin Demps not tendered, now a free agent to sign elsewhere.
* Mario Williams signs with the Buffalo Bills.
* Mike Brisiel signs with the Oakland Raiders.
* Chris Myers resigns with the Houston Texans.
* Jason Allen signs with the Cincinnati Bengals.
* Eric Winston signs with the Kansas City Chiefs. (See the Chiefs Release on the Signing/ 4 years $22 million)
* DeMeco Ryans is traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for draft picks.
* Joel Dreessen signs with the Denver Broncos.
* Punter, Donnie Jones signs a one year deal with the Houston Texans.
* Texans wide receiver, Kevin Walter, takes a pay cut to stay in Houston.
CB Jason Allen (Signs a 2 year deal/ $8.2 million dollar deal with the Cincinnati Bengals)
S Dominique Barber
G Mike Brisiel (Signed a 5 year/ $20 million dollar deal with the Oakland Raiders)
DE Tim Bulman
QB Jake Delhomme
ILB Tim Dobbins
TE Joel Dreessen (Signed a 3 year/ $8.5 million dollar deal with the Denver Broncos)
QB Jeff Garcia
WR Bryant Johnson
K Neil Rackers
G Kasey Studdard
P Matt Turk
RB Derrick Ward
OLB Mario Williams (Mario Williams Signs with Buffalo Bills, 6 years $100 million dollars/ $50 million guaranteed)
S Quintin Demps (not tendered, Free Agent) (Resigned with the Texans on 4.5.2012)
RB Arian Foster – (resigned, 5-years $43.5 million dollars, $20.75 guaranteed)
LS Jon Weeks – Signed March 5th