On Wednesday, the NFL announced the pay figures for their performance-based pay system. The system rewards players who outplayed their contracts during the season. The reward is based on playing time, and some key Houston Texans players received a nice pay increase. Here is the list of the Houston Texans who have received an increase from the NFL, with the increase listed.

C Greg Mancz

Increase: $314,808




Mancz received the NFL-minimum base salary of $525,000 last season. However, Mancz solidified the interior of the Texans’ offensive line. As a result of his performance, he receives a team-high payout.

S Corey Moore

Increase: $257,752

Moore overtook fellow safety Andre Hal by the end of the season. As an undrafted free agent, Moore played well to end the year. Andre Hal also received a payout of $227,357.

Other Houston Texans:

DT D.J. Reader

Increase: $159,851

DE Christian Covington

Increase: $151,893

LB Max Bullough

Increase: $133,161

LB Benardrick McKinney

Increase: $131,300

TE Ryan Griffin

Increase: $122,843

TE C.J. Fiedorowicz

Increase: $119,537

OL Xavier Su’a-Filo

Increase: $105,754

WR Braxton Miller

Increase: $98,256

FB Jay Prosch

Increase: $96,854

The increases are handed out using a supplemental fund by the NFL to compensate players based on a comparison of playing time to salary. The Texans had a $3.995 million pool of funds to distribute. The formula for the payout amount is computed through a “player index.” Essentially, the player’s total snaps played is divided by their salary, bonuses, and earned incentives. Then, that figure is compared to other players at their respective positions.

The money does not count against the Texans’ salary cap, as the NFL reimburses the Texans for the money.