Brett Coomer/staff photographer The Texans restructured offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil's contract to clear an $8.4 million salary cap. In a story first reported by NFL Media, Tunsil's cap was reduced from $26.1 million to $17.7 million. Tunsil, who played only five games last season due to a thumb injury, has been the subject of trade rumors since the end of the season. He is entering his fourth season with the Texans after being acquired from Miami along with wide receiver Kenny Stills for two first-round picks and a second-round pick. Other players and lower draft picks were also involved in the 2019 trade. If Tunsil stays, he will anchor the left side of the line for new coach George Warhop. If traded, Tytus Howard can play left side, or the Texans can draft a left tackle. John McClain, a Waco native who graduated from Baylor in 1975, covered the NFL, including the Oilers and Texans, for more than four decades at the Houston Chronicle. He worked for the Waco Tribune Herald from 1973 to 1976, when he accepted a position at the Chronicle. to cover the original Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association. McClain has a plaque at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio as the 2006 recipient of the Dick McCann Memorial Award (now the Bill Nunn Memorial Award) given annually by the Pro Football Writers of America to a writer for his long and distinguished NFL coverage. He is the past president of the Pro Football Writers of America. In 2019, he was elected to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame's Second Class of Media Inductees and also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Baylor Line Foundation. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Senior Committee and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee. In 2015, he was named Gridiron Legend in Texas, becoming the third member of media behind Dave Campbell and Mickey Herskowitz. In 2019, he was voted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame's Second Class of Media Laureates. McClain can be heard six times a week on Texans Sports' flagship station Radio 610 in Houston. He also appears on many sports talk shows across the country. McClain also appeared in eight films: The Rookie, The Longest Yard, Spring Breakers, Secretariat, Invincible, Cook County, The Game Plan and Make It Rain.