Texans Duane Brown gets new contract worth $53.4 million

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

at M&T Bank Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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.”