Brian Cushing Reportedly Signs 6-Year Extension with Houston Texans

September 3, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing reportedly signed a six-year contract extension with the team on Tuesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the deal was set to take place:
ESPN.com's Tania Ganguli confirmed the news and the signing:
NFL Network's Albert Breer gave details of the contract:
As John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports, GM Rick Smith doesn't negotiate extensions during the season, which means this deal essentially came down to the wire:
Star wide receiver Andre Johnson also restructured his contract to make room for Cushing's presumably lucrative extension, per McClain:
Cushing was the No. 15 overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft out of the University of Southern California, and would have been an unrestricted free agent after this season, per Spotrac.com.  
The 26-year-old has endured a lot of ups and downs in his brief career as a pro.  
After winning the AP's Defensive Rookie of the Year award and being v...

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