The NFL has set the NFL cap for the 2017 season at $167 million which is an increase from the 2016 number of $155.2 million. The Texans adjusted team salary cap for the 2017 season will be around $171,935,924 and this will set the available cap space for the Texans at $23,388,000 according to TexansCap.com and that number will rise slightly with another adjustment.
The Texans have some decisions to make on their current roster most notably with A.J. Bouye and the futures of key veterans Brian Cushing and Derek Newton. There are ways to increase cap room by possibly extending key players like Duane Brown and Johnathan Joseph for the next couple season but it will more than likely slow the Texans on the free agent market.
The current shopping list for the roster has the Texans looking for help at right tackle and other key spots like quarterback, cornerback and tight end. Things could change in a hurry but the Texans now have an definite number on money they have to work with when the new league year opens up in a week.
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