HOUSTON (AP) -- A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Houston Texans have agreed to a new contract with left tackle Duane Brown.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not been announced.
The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Brown has started all but four games since the Texans drafted him with the 26th overall pick in 2008. Brown earned Associated Press All-Pro second team honors in 2011 after helping the Texans set a franchise record for yards rushing (2,448).
The Houston Chronicle and KRIV-TV first reported Brown's deal. Brown's agent, Andy Ross, did not immediately return a phone message.
The Texans (No. 6 in the AP Pro32) play San Francisco (No. 4) in their second preseason game on Saturday at Reliant Stadium. Quarterback Matt Schaub and outside linebacker Connor Barwin also remain unsigned beyond this season.
Houston will break in new, full-time starters on the right side of the line, but Brown has proven to be a durable anchor o...