The Texans have reached a long-term contract extension with linebacker Brian Cushing, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Cushing's new deal would be for six years. Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports Cushing's extension is worth $55.6 million with $21 million guaranteed.
Cushing recently said he hoped to work out a long-term deal with the Texans, despite having missed much of the 2012 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
From the Houston Chronicle:
"Obviously, I'd love for (an extension) to happen," he said. "But at the same time, it's not up to me. That's out of my hands. My caliber of football, my style of play, will take care of itself. I need to stay healthy. Because of my injury, (negotiations) were pushed back. But I want to be here. There's no hiding that."