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NFL: Texans LB Brian Cushing Signs 6-Year, $55.6 M Extension
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NFL: Texans LB Brian Cushing Signs 6-Year, $55.6 M Extension

Sep 3 2013, 7:26pm CDT | by

Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing signed a six-year contract extension worth $55.6 million on Tuesday.

Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing signed a six-year extension on Tuesday.  The deal is worth $55.643 million with $21 million guaranteed, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle....

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NFL: Texans LB Brian Cushing Signs 6-Year, $55.6 M Extension

Sep 3 2013, 7:26pm CDT | by

NFL: Texans LB Brian Cushing Signs 6-Year, $55.6 M Extension Photo Credit: Getty Images

Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing signed a six-year contract extension worth $55.6 million on Tuesday.

Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing signed a six-year extension on Tuesday. 

The deal is worth $55.643 million with $21 million guaranteed, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. McClain notes wide receiver Andre Johnson's contract was restructured in order to make room for $5.5 million in Cushing's extension. 

Cushing texted his sentiments to NFL.com's Albert Breer. 

"Couldn't be happier, I'm with a team and organization I love. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else." 

The arrangement involving Johnson has him receiving the $5.5 million of his $10.5 million salary in 2013 as a bonus. His agent, Kennard McGuire, said this gesture is a prime example of Johnson's commitment to the team. 

"Andre's a team guy who's committed to bringing a Super Bowl to Houston. This shows his continuing commitment to the organization to accomplish that goal." 

Cushing's extension is a far cry from his five-year rookie contract which he signed in 2009 and is valued at $15.9 million. 

His teammate, defensive end, J.J. Watt, expressed his excitement on Twitter. He wrote,"Congratulations @briancushing56 on the new deal. Scratch our conversation from today, I think we'll let you cover the dinner bill on Friday." 

Cushing, the 2009 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in 2012 after an illegal block from ex-New York Jets guard Matt Slauson in Week. He was sidelined for the rest of the season. 

Nonetheless, his new extension shows the Texans faith in his abilities despite the injury. Chris Wesseling of NFL.com notes the Houston defense allowed more than 25 points in five games without Cushing in 2012. 

Cushing has 238 tackles and 9.5 sacks in his four-year NFL career

 

 
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