As if the regular season wasn't enough of a downer, the offseason for the Houston Texans isn't supposed to be a lot of fun either.
You wouldn't know it, but the Texans have some serious calculations to make where money is concerned between now and June.
There's actually a lot of green up for grabs in Houston, and the difference between signing some free agents and actually adding to the roster might depend on how well the Texans finance themselves with so many big payouts due.
In a division where the Jacksonville Jaguars look to be in the best salary-cap position, there's a lot of work to be done in six months—and at some pretty key positions, too.
But if general manager Rick Smith has his way, he'll enter next season with a brand new quarterback and a handful of unsigned free agents along with it. Not to mention a few less familiar faces, after cutting season begins.