The Houston Texans enter the 2012 off-season with 54 players under contract for next season and three players under club control. Several key starters are among the 16 unrestricted free agents, including outside linebacker Mario Williams. The No. 1 overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft could receive the franchise tag, which would cost the Texans $21.99 million, 120 percent of his 2011 cap number of $18.325 million. Starting center Chris Myers and right guard Mike Brisiel are also unrestricted free agents.
Exclusive Rights Free Agents (1)
LS Jonathan Weeks - Signed four-year, $2.9 million extension
Restricted Free Agents (2)
RB Arian Foster - Signed five-year, $43.5 million extension S Quintin Demps - Non-tendered. Is a free agent
Unrestricted Free Agents (15)
QB Jake Delhomme QB Jeff Garcia RB Derrick Ward WR Bryant Johnson TE Joel Dreessen - Signed with the Denver Broncos OG Mike Brisiel - Signed five-year, $20 million contract with the Oakland Raiders OC Chris Myers - Signed four-year, $25 million extension OG Kasey Studdard DT Tim Bulman LB Tim Dobbins LB Mario Williams - Signed six-year, $96 million contract with the Buffalo Bills CB Jason Allen - Signed two-year, $7.2 million contract with the Cincinnati Bengals S Dominique Barber K Neil Rackers P Matt Turk