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Default Texans and Watt agree to long term extension

Per Berman and others.

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Thank God, so glad they got this done.
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The Texans reached an agreement on a long-term contact extension tonight with defensive end J.J. Watt.

Watt, the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft, had two years left on his contract, including a base salary of $1.9 million this year and a $6.9 option year in 2015.

Agent Tom Condon negotiated the extension with general manager Rick Smith and vice president of football administration Chris Olsen.

The two sides had been involved in negotiations for several weeks. Before the Texans began the first of three joint practices at Denver, Watt went public with his desire for an extension.

Condon had been working under a deadline. Smith has a policy against contract negotiations in regular season because he believes they are a distraction.

Watt, who was voted NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 and is considered to be the league’s premier defensive player, had no leverage.

Watt had two years left on his contract, and the Texans could have used the franchise tag on him after that. They redid his deal because he’s a great player who outplayed his original contract.

The Texans usually negotiate extensions for their best players when they have one year left on their contract. But they make exceptions for their elite players like Watt and Andre Johnson.

Johnson is the only other Texans to have his contract redone with more than one year remaining
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Good job Texans! They really have been doing some unexpected things since BoB came on board.

Oh, and BTW.... knew it would happen three days ago.
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JJ Watt's new extension in range of jersey number plus zeroes - $99 million over 6 years, including $51 million guaranteed, per sources
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So $1 million more guaranteed than Mario. I guess that was the benchmark and it has been broken!
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I would have been okay with a contract DOUBLE that.
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Glad it's done and good to have JJ for 6 more years!
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Default Re: Texans and Watt agree to long term extension

I guess he told Rick Smith, I'll SHUT YOU DOWN!!!
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I guess he told Rick Smith, I'll SHUT YOU DOWN!!!
Didn't you see Rick Smith laying on the bed, other side of grandma???
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Well he must be glad his number wasn't 00.
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This is great news.

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Even though the Texans had all the leverage and *technically* didn't really need to get this deal done, I'm glad that they did...

I'm sure JJ is not the type to switch to cruise control after getting paid, but rather work his arse off even harder to prove that he's worth every penny
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That's awesome.

Just freaking awesome.
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