One of the biggest issues Houston faces this offseason will be the challenge of re-signing two of their star players: running back Arian Foster and defensive stud Mario Williams. Both have been key cogs in the Texans' transformation. Foster is coming off his second consecutive Pro Bowl season and Williams—even though he went down toward the beginning of the season with a torn pectoral—is one of the most feared players on defense.
The main goal for the Texans will be to not only accomplish re-signing both of these players but also in staying under the cap, which is something they aren't currently. Williams made $18 million this past season and will definitely be looking for just as much if not more this offseason. Because Williams is an unrestricted free agent, the cash-strapped Texans will have to hope for a 'hometown discount.'
With the amount of money Williams may be able to make outside of Houston, and the shackles the Texans have with the salary cap, it is unlikely that Williams will be playing his home games at Reliant Stadium next year. It will be an end to a great run, but as they say all good things must come to an end.
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