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Florio: Duane Brown Could Have Been Overly Cautious Signing Early Deal

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Mike Florio from Profootballtalk.com joined In The Loop with Nick and Lopez and they discussed the latest with the refs, the Duane Brown contract and Goodell and bounty gate.

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Texans sign LT Brown to new contract

HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Texans signed left tackle Duane Brown to a new contract Thursday, locking up a durable anchor to help protect Matt Schaub and open holes for Arian Foster.

The six-year contract is worth $53.4 million, with $22.08 million guaranteed, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said on condition of anonymity because terms have not been released by the team.

“I understand they had a lot of confidence in me, a lot of faith in me,” Brown said. “I’m just very grateful. I try to put in as much work as possible, and just do my part for this team and make it successful, and I’m going to continue to do that.”

The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Brown has started all but four games since the Texans drafted him with the 26th overall pick in 2008. Brown earned Associated Press All-Pro second team honors in 2011 after helping the Texans set a franchise record for yards rushing (2,448). Brown was not called for holding once last season.

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