Texans, Brian Cushing agree to long-term contract extension

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The Houston Texans are locking up linebacker Brian Cushing for the long haul.

Cushing and the Texans have agreed on the terms of a long-term contract extension, a league source tells PFT.

Although Cushing was entering the final season of the five-year contract he signed as the Texans’ first-round draft pick in 2009, he won’t test free agency. Instead, he’ll be a building block in Houston’s defense for years to come.

The 26-year-old Cushing’s 2012 season was cut short when he suffered a torn ACL in the fifth game of the year. Obviously, the Texans have no doubt that Cushing is healthy for this season, and for many more seasons to come.