Last offseason, I never would have guessed that your Houston Texans would have cut a positive-contributing starter, let alone someone popular and beloved in the City of Houston, for cap relief. Yet Eric Winston packed his bags and headed north for Kansas City after being released. One year later, it's now easier to believe that defensive end, and ninja assassin, Antonio Smith finds himself in a very similar situation.
Smith is in the final year of a five-year, $35.5 million contract and is scheduled to be a cap hit of $9.5 million. According to Spotrac.com, the Texans would save $6 million by cutting the Ninja Cowboy. This is double the relief Houston could gain from any other single player move. Pro Bowl guard Wade Smith offers $3 million in cap relief, for those wondering who was second.
Houston Texans: Looking At An Antonio Smith Extension
Battle Red Blog | Feb 14