Houston linebacker DeMeco Ryans (left), a restricted free agent, signed a new six-year, $48 million contract with the Texans, according to a report by John McClain in the Houston Chronicle. McClain notes that $21.75 million is guaranteed and Ryans will earn $14.5 million in 2010.
A restricted free agent who has played four seasons with Houston, Ryans was tendered at the first- and third-round level, meaning he was due to earn $3.168 million in 2010.
“This is unbelievable,” Ryans said. “I still can’t believe it. I want to thank Mr. [Bob] McNair and [general manager] Rick Smith for believing in me. They didn’t have to do this.”
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