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Texans sign K Brown to extension


The Texans announced on Thursday that they have given kicker Kris Brown a multi-year contract extension. Brown enters his 11th year in the NFL and his eighth with Houston, signing with the team before its 2002 inaugural season.

"I love this organization," Brown said. "For my wife Amy and I to be here for another four years is just really exciting for us. We love Houston and this is our home, so for us to be here and be part of this for the future is something that we wanted to get done. We're just glad that now we can focus on going out and having a good year."

{QUOTE}Brown, who had one year remaining on his previous deal, has put together a string of outstanding seasons with the Texans. In 2008, he connected on 29-of-33 field goals for a career-high 87.6 percent conversion rate. He also made all 37 of his extra-point kicks. The Texas native tied his single-season high with 124 points and set the Texans record for most points in a season.

The previous season, Brown tied an NFL record against Miami when he became only the third kicker in NFL history to make three field goals of 50 yards or more in a game, connecting on a pair of 54-yarders and a game-winning 57-yarder as time expired. He has made 11 career game-winning field goals, six with the Texans.

Brown, who started his career in Pittsburgh, has hit 231-of-294 field goals in his career (78.6 percent) , and 304-of-310 extra points (98.1 percent). He has scored 997 career points, which ranks him ninth in the NFL in scoring since entering the league in 1999. He joins guard Chester Pitts as the only players to play in all 112 games in Texans history.

"We've got a lot of great players on this team who are very deserving of what they've got coming to them financially, and so when they approached us, Amy and I were just ecstatic," Brown said. "We are excited to be moving forward and being a part of something very special here for the years to come.

"I'm as excited as I've ever been for any season. We've got a great group of guys in our locker room. We are as talented as we've been and I think really off the field we're about as close as we've been, which really is great."

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