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BREAKING NEWS: Houston Texans, Brian Cushing Agree To 6-Year Contract Extension (UPDATE: Worth $21M In Guaranteed Money)

Keep your franchise tags in your pants. inside linebacker Brian Cushing has agreed to a contract extension with the Houston Texans through the 2019 season.

Cushing is a Texan!
Cushing is a Texan!

We all knew that the Houston Texans did not want inside linebacker Brian Cushing to play out his final season and potentially enter free agency. We also knew they would wait and see how Cushing's legs would respond after missing last season. After a strong showing in the preseason, the Texans were convinced about the return of Brian and have responded in kind.

There you have it, BRBers. Quadruple confirmation. There are no words on the financial details of the deal yet, but we will update that as soon as we can.

I've been on record saying that his deal totals should fall, ideally, between San Francisco's dynamic duo of Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman. Anything more may be too rich, due to Willis' impeccable resume, and anything less would be a great deal on general manager Rick Smith's part. For the record, Cushing was on his final season and had a cap hit of $4.643 million.

Thoughts, BRBers? Excited for seven more season of Brian Cushing in a Texans uniform?

UPDATE: We know the terms of the deal.