John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Houston Texans have extended LT Duane Brown for six years and $53.4 million. The deal starts in 2013 and includes $22.08 million in guaranteed money. 2012 was the last year of Brown's original rookie deal. He made the Associated Press All-Pro team in 2011.
Analysis: This is great deal for the Texans - they lock up one of the best left tackles in the league and don't have to wait until the offseason to try re-signing him. According to Pro Football Focus, Brown hasn't allowed a sack in his last 686 pass plays, and only allowed five QB hits in that span. He's a rock for Houston's O-line, and fantasy owners should breathe a bit easier about Matt Schaub staying upright and Arian Foster finding running lanes.