If they keep him this year he counts $8 mill against their cap. If they cut him & lose his base salary, his remaining bonus money would all count against the cap this year. Even so by cutting him they'd save $3.25 mill. Any team that took him in a trade would have a two year $11 mill contract on their hands but that's not a long deal to have to renegotiate. An interested team to easily turn it into a 5 year deal for more money altogether but less per year. A trade, which may be plausible,would save the Texans $5.25 mill this year.