Cushing signs extension with Texans

Cushing signs extension with Texans

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HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 17: Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans enters the field before the start of the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at Reliant Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press & KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 3, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 3 at 6:22 PM

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has signed a six-year contract extension.

A person familiar with negotiations confirmed the deal Tuesday night. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not made an announcement.

Cushing reportedly confirmed it to the NFL Network's Albert Breer.

"Couldn’t be happier. I’m with a team and organization I love. Wouldn’t want to be anywhere else," Cushing told Breer in a text.

"Congratulations @briancushing56 on the new deal," teammate J.J. Watt tweeted. "Scratch our conversation from today, I think we’ll let you cover the dinner bill on Friday."

The deal is reportedly worth more than $55 million.

Cushing was in the last year of the deal he signed as a rookie in 2009. The 26-year-old linebacker returned to the field this summer after sustaining a season-ending knee injury in Week 5 of last season.

Cushing, who was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2009, has had more than 110 tackles in the two seasons when he played each game.

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