Potential Cap Casualty: Marcus Cannon
The Texans have a lot of money tied into their seemingly dead investment in Deshaun Watson. That said, they obviously won’t cut him (financially, it makes no sense), and looking over the rest of their roster, Marcus Cannon makes the most sense.
That said, there is a slew of mid-range names that will likely be cut this offseason from this team.
Cannon is a good, not great right tackle, and while he has performed well enough for the Texans, he is set to make over $5 million next season, and he is set to play at the age of 34. While he can still start, there is little reason for the Texans to keep him. They won’t be competitive next season, so why waste the veteran’s season.
A mutual separation makes sense. Cannon can go play for a team that could contend while the Texans can seek out a younger option who will be there more permanently. The savings isn’t anything that notable, as cutting him saves just over 5-million dollars, but it is a move worth making for both sides at this point.