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Report: Texans, J.J. Watt Agree on $100 Million Extension

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(KHOU) HOUSTON – The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have reached a contract extension.

John McClain was the first to report the news on Twitter at midnight.

According to the report, Watt's agent Tom Condon has been negotiating with general manager Rick Smith and the Texans for several weeks trying to get a deal done.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported soon after that Watt's deal is for 6 years, $100 million with $51.8 million guaranteed. Those numbers make Watt the highest paid defensive player in the NFL. It is also the most guaranteed money a defensive player has received in NFL history.

The contract surpasses that of the one the Buffalo Bills gave to Mario Williams which was for 6 years, and $96 million, $50 million of which was guaranteed.

On Saturday, Watt was asked about the on-going negotiations and wouldn't elaborate other than to say he would "very much like" if it got done before the season started.

Smith has a policy of not negotiating contracts during the season.

Watt had two years left on his contract. He expressed his interest to get a contract extension done during the preseason, before the Denver Broncos game.

The Texans return to practice on Tuesday as they prepare to face the Washington Redskins in the opener on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

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