HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston Texans official tells The Associated
Press that star middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans has agreed to a
six-year contract to remain with the team.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has
yet to make an official announcement.
Ryans was the 2006 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and is the
leader of a young Houston team that went 9-7 last season for its
first winning record. He was a restricted free agent.
Ryans had 123 tackles and a sack and made the Pro Bowl last
season. He has had at least 110 tackles in each of his four years
in the NFL and posted a career-best 155 stops as a rookie.
The deal was first reported by the Houston Chronicle and Houston
television station KRIV.
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