HOUSTON -- Clutch Houston Texans kicker Kris Brown will be with the team through the 2013 season after getting a four-year contract extension worth $10 million, the Houston Chronicle and KRIV-TV are reporting.
The contract includes $2.5 million in guaranteed money, according to the reports.
Brown made 29 of 33 field goals last season and accounted for 124 points. While the offense is emphasizing scoring more touchdowns on possessions inside the 20-yard line, Texans brass clearly wants to be sure it has a dependable field goal kicker in tight situations.
Brown started his NFL career in Pittsburgh, but moved to Houston in 2002 and has played in every game for the Texans since they entered the league. In his 10-season career, Brown has hit 78.6 percent of his field goals with at least one of 47 yards or longer every season.
The contract tacks four years onto the one season that remained on Brown's previous deal.
Paul Kuharsky covers the AFC South for ESPN.com.