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Houston Texans 2012: Duane Brown Signs New Contract

Some NFL players have been known to get lazy after signing big new contracts, but now that Duane Brown has inked a big deal with the Texans he insists that he won't be one of them. It was announced last week that Brown had been signed to a deal that is reportedly giving him $53 million over six years.

Brown said Monday in an interview with the Texans official site that he is still driven to keep improving his game going into 2012 even with a new six year long contract in his pocket:

"I really take my job seriously," Brown said. "This game is everything to me. I play with a ton of passion. I’m very grateful and very fortunate for the opportunity I have with the new deal. However, I’ve not reached where I want to be as a player. When I’m done with this game, I want to be regarded as one of the best, and my contract does not solidify that, my work on the field does. And that’s what I’m aiming for."

As one of the best tackles in the league last season, he's still working to improve even after a somewhat subpar game in their last preseason outing against the San Francisco 49ers, a game in which the Texans lost 20-9.

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