The most cost-effective decision often isn't the most popular, but these decisions are made every offseason with the future of the team in mind.
It's probably been hard for most fans to see Vonta Leach and Jacoby Jones have success with the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs. They're now headed to the Super Bowl after spending the early part of their careers with the Texans.
Houston had to make cost-effective decisions at the time when those players were not retained. Similar difficult decisions have been made since then and will be made again this offseason.
Here is a look at some cost-effective moves the Texans could possibly make between now and the start of next season.