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Thursday August 16th, 2012

Texans left tackle Duane Brown received a contract extension worth $53.4 million, with $22 million guaranteed. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown received a contract extension on Thursday for six years worth $53.4 million, reports the Houston Chronicle.

"We are thrilled to have solidified our offensive line with this extension for Duane,” said Texans Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Rick Smith in a statement. “We believe Duane is an outstanding young left tackle who has the determination, commitment and ability to develop into one of the NFL’s top performers. It’s also an exciting day for our organization. We’ve laid the foundation for sustained success and this is an important step in building on that and toward a championship.”
Brown, 26, started all 16 games for the Texans and was named a second-team All-Pro last season. The extension starts after this season. Brown will make $2.08 million this year, and will receive a guarantee of $22 million.

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