How much are the Texans spending at each position in 2021?

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First-year general manager Nick Caserio has executed almost 100 roster transactions since he joined the Houston Texans in January.

“There’s always new players on every team, league-wide,” Caserio told “Payne & Pendergast” on Sports Radio 610 [KILT-AM] on June 14. “For the most part you can go to one extreme to the other. 25 to 30% of the team is going to be new anyway. So, again, what you try to do is look at what you’re dealing with right now with your team and each year is different. Each team is going to be different. We’ve added a number of new players to our team.”

Here is a look at the positional spending for the Texans according to Spotrac.

Quarterback — $23,579,815

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Player

Cap Hit

Percentage of Cap

Deshaun Watson

$15,940,000

8.20%

Tyrod Taylor

$5,323,529

2.74%

Jeff Driskel

$1,367,644

0.70%

Davis Mills

$948,642

0.49%

Percentage of cap: 12.13% NFL rank: 9

Running back — $14,861,753

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Player

Cap Hit

Percentage of Cap

David Johnson

$4,779,411

2.46%

Phillip Lindsay

$3,073,529

1.58%

Mark Ingram

$2,323,521

1.19%

Buddy Howell

$1,447,058

0.74%

Rex Burkhead

$1,397,058

0.72%

Dontrell Hilliard

$1,061,176

0.55%

Scottie Phillips

$780,000

0.40%

Percentage of cap: 7.64% NFL rank: 3

Receiver — $28,243,626

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Player

Cap Hit

Percentage of Cap

Randall Cobb

$10,470,588

5.38%

Brandin Cooks

$5,632,352

2.90%

Andre Roberts

$2,600,000

1.34%

Chris Conley

$1,500,000

0.77%

Chris Moore

$1,335,294

0.69%

Alex Erickson

$1,200,000

0.62%

Donte Moncrief

$1,150,000

0.59%

Keke Coutee

$1,102,258

0.57%

Nico Collins

$885,730

0.46%

Isaiah Coulter

$853,238

0.44%

Taywan Taylor

$850,000

0.44%

Damon Hazelton

$664,166

0.34%

Percentage of cap: 14.52% NFL rank: 9

Tight end — $8,116,094

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Player

Cap Hit

Percentage of Cap

Jordan Akins

$2,373,380

1.22%

Pharaoh Brown

$1,494,117

0.77%

Kahale Warring

$1,003,051

0.52%

Antony Auclair

$987,500

0.51%

Ryan Izzo

$850,000

0.44%

Brevin Jordan

$748,046

0.38%

Paul Quessenberry

$660,000

0.34%

Percentage of cap: 4.17% NFL rank: 21

Offensive line — $32,674,415

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Player

Cap Hit

Percentage of Cap

Laremy Tunsil

$9,293,333

4.78%

Marcus Cannon

$6,973,529

3.59%

Tytus Howard

$3,334,241

1.71%

Justin Britt

$2,000,000

1.03%

Justin McCray

$1,750,000

0.90%

Max Scharping

$1,382,206

0.71%

Roderick Johnson

$1,150,000

0.59%

Cole Toner

$1,029,264

0.53%

Lane Taylor

$987,500

0.51%

Charlie Heck

$957,676

0.49%

Geron Christian

$920,000

0.47%

Hjalte Froholdt

$780,000

0.40%

Jordan Steckler

$780,000

0.40%

Cason Green

$668,333

0.34%

Ryan McCollum

$668,333

0.34%

Percentage of cap: 16.80% NFL rank: 20

Defensive line — $20,765,750

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Player

Cap Hit

Percentage of Cap

Whitney Mercilus

$8,000,000

4.11%

Maliek Collins

$4,705,882

2.42%

Brandon Dunn

$4,132,352

2.12%

Shaq Lawson

$3,250,000

1.67%

Kevin Pierre-Louis

$2,823,529

1.45%

Jordan Jenkins

$2,352,932

1.21%

Ross Blacklock

$1,806,236

0.93%

Jaleel Johnson

$1,538,235

0.79%

Vincent Taylor

$1,470,575

0.76%

DeMarcus Walker

$1,452,941

0.75%

Derek Rivers

$1,047,058

0.54%

Jonathan Greenard

$1,041,869

0.54%

Charles Omenihu

$923,820

0.48%

Jake Martin

$920,000

0.47%

Auzoyah Alufohai

$780,000

0.40%

Roy Lopez

$705,709

0.36%

Percentage of cap: 10.68% NFL rank: 27

Linebacker — $34,029,773

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Player

Cap Hit

Percentage of Cap

Zach Cunningham

$5,767,500

2.97%

Christian Kirksey

$2,647,058

1.36%

Kamu Grugier-Hill

$2,441,165

1.26%

Neville Hewitt

$1,700,000

0.87%

Joe Thomas

$1,470,575

0.76%

Tae Davis

$1,214,705

0.62%

Hardy Nickerson

$1,089,411

0.56%

Nate Hall

$780,000

0.40%

Garret Wallow

$733,971

0.38%

Percentage of cap: 17.50% NFL rank: 6

Secondary — $41,757,117

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Player

Cap Hit

Percentage of Cap

Bradley Roby

$10,235,293

5.26%

Eric Murray

$7,468,750

3.84%

Terrance Mitchell

$3,750,000

1.93%

Desmond King

$3,191,176

1.64%

Justin Reid

$2,692,914

1.38%

A.J. Moore

$2,133,000

1.10%

Vernon Hargreaves

$2,000,000

1.03%

Tavierre Thomas

$1,750,000

0.90%

Terrence Brooks

$1,679,406

0.86%

Lonnie Johnson

$1,419,450

0.73%

Cornell Armstrong

$1,096,470

0.56%

Tremon Smith

$1,077,058

0.55%

Keion Crossen

$920,000

0.47%

John Reid

$903,600

0.46%

Jonathan Owens

$780,000

0.40%

Shyheim Carter

$660,000

0.34%

Percentage of cap: 21.47% NFL rank: 8

Special teams — $8,180,833

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Player

Cap Hit

Percentage of Cap

Ka'imi Fairbairn

$4,200,000

2.16%

Cameron Johnston

$2,333,333

1.20%

Jon Weeks

$987,500

0.51%

Mitchell Fraboni

$660,000

0.34%

Percentage of cap: 4.21% NFL rank: 5

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