All the moves the Texans made to get under the salary cap to start 2021

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The Houston Texans were in salary cap trouble when the offseason began, as was most of the NFL in losing $15.7 million due to the declining salary cap. NFL teams will have a cap of $182.5 million for 2021.

However, the Texans made the moves necessary to get under the salary cap. Here are all of the moves Houston made that helped them get under the cap and start off new year, new them.

1. Released C-G Senio Kelemete

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The move saved the Texans $1.5 million in salary cap space.

2. Released OLB Peter Kalambayi

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Kalambayi was in the last year of his rookie deal, and Houston saved $920,000.

3. Released FB Cullen Gillaspia

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It is unclear what the Texans saved, but the New York Giants signed him and he will make a base salary of $850,000.

4. Released DT Eddie Vanderdoes

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The Texans saved $990,000 with the release of Vanderdoes.

5. Released C Nick Martin

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Cutting Martin saved the Texans $6.25 million against the salary cap.

6. Released DL Andrew Brown

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The move saved the Texans $850,000.

7. Released QB Josh McCown

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The move saved the Texans $1,075,000 against the salary cap.

8. Released CB Mark Fields

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The move saved the Texans $780,000 against the salary cap.

9. Released CB Brandon Williams

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The Texans were able to save $990,000 with this move.

10. Released RB Duke Johnson

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Houston saved $5.025 million against the salary cap.

11. Released DE J.J. Watt

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$17.5 million.

12. Restructure RB David Johnson

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The Texans were able to save $6,343,750 with the restructure.

13. Restructure WR Brandin Cooks

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The Texans were able to save $6 million in salary cap space.

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