Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 4/5/12

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 05: NFL Commissioner Roger Roger Goodell (L) talks with Houston Texans owner Bob McNair beofre the game with the Indianapolis Colts on October 5, 2008 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Texans are playing their first home game of the season due tothe effects of Hurricane Ike. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Texans owner Bob McNair said the combination of salary cap limitations as well as a plan to retain several key players in the future explains most of the club's moves this season, including the shedding of a couple of established veterans. Beyond losing Mario Williams to the Buffalo Bills, the Texans traded linebacker DeMeco Ryans and cut tackle Eric Winston. Guard Mike Brisiel signed with the Raiders. "We were making moves now that put us in the position to be able to go ahead and re-sign Connor Barwin, Duane Brown and Matt Schaub for next year," McNair said. "If we didn't take that action now, the same kind of problems we had this year we would be facing next year. It was just part of our overall plan to make the moves that we did and it worked out pretty much the way we expected." McNair said as painful as the decisions were to let go of Winston and Ryans, it came down to the math of the salary cap and alleviating future cap issues. "The question is, do we go ahead and get t...
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