Brian Cushing gets 6-year extension

Updated: September 4, 2013, 11:28 AM ET
By Tania Ganguli | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- The Texans signed inside linebacker Brian Cushing to a six-year contract extension Wednesday, locking up their defensive leader through the 2019 season.

The deal is worth $55.643 million, including $21 million guaranteed, according to media reports.

The team posted a photo of Cushing signing thr contract via its Twitter account.

Signed, sealed and delivered! @BrianCushing56 signs extension with Texans! Coverage here: http://t.co/EXl1uPogJw ...

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