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Texans star J.J. Watt agrees to contract extension

Houston Texans J.J. Watt walks off the field after the Texans were defeated by the New England Patriots' in their NFL AFC Divisional playoff football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts January 13, 2013.

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A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal had not been signed. Multiple media reports said the agreement was for six years and $100-million, with $51.8-million guaranteed and a $10-million signing bonus.

Watt had two years left on his contract that was due to pay him $1.9-million this year and just under $7-million in 2015. He expressed his desire for a new contract last month as the Texans were practising with the Denver Broncos.

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The 25-year-old Watt has emerged as one of the league's most dominant players, with 74 tackles for loss, 36 1/2 sacks and 27 pass breakups since he joined the league as the 11th overall pick in 2011.

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