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Texans Make Moves Heading into 2012

Matt Leinart

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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.


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* 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.

Free Agents


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

C Chris Myers(Resigned with the Houston Texans, for 4 years/$25 million, $14 million guranteed)

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)

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LS Jon Weeks – Signed March 5th