Originally posted on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 5/7/12

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans looks on during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. Houston won 31-10. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Texans owner Bob McNair is on the verge of giving contract extensions to coach Gary Kubiak and General manager Rick Smith. The contracts of Kubiak and Smith expire at the end of the 2012 season but McNair said Monday that he plans to extend each deal. "There's no sense of urgency but we want to go ahead and deal with it and put it to bed," McNair said. Sources told FoxSportsHouston.com that the process is already underway and that the extensions should be completed any day. McNair made his remarks at the annual Texans Charity Golf Tournament which each year benefits the Texans Foundation. "We've just had a lot of other things on our plate but we'll get around to that," said McNair. Meanwhile, McNair said he is especially excited about the upcoming season after his team reached the playoffs for the first time in 2011 and beat the Bengals in the first round. In addition, the Texans were able to win the AFC South and a post-season game despite injuries to key stars such as quarterback matt Schaub, who played in just the first ten games of the season and receiver Andre Johnson who was i9n and out of the lineup through the year with hamstring issues. "I'm excited and looking forward to the season," said McNair. "As far as I was concerned we were Super Bowl contenders last year. But we're not in this to contend, we're in it to win. That's our goal and that's what we work towards." Meanwhile, Schaub said that he continues to heal well from the foot injury which ended his 2011 season prematurely. In fact, while Schaub is close to being ready to go through regular football drills, Kubiak and the organization plan on limiting the quarterback during upcoming OTA's and the mini-camp. "The reins are still there and they pull them back whenever they need to," said Schaub. "But we're really taming a lot of progress so it's good." Kubiak made it clear he doesn't want Schaub to push things during spring workouts: "If we're not paying attention he'll do everything. We're not going to let him do that. He will not be put in a team environment where he might get tripped up or something like that happens. He's ready to go. It's just us being cautious with him."
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