Texans give GM Rick Smith 4-year extension through 2020

9:51 PM ET

HOUSTON — After an active and pricey offseason, the Texans have extended the contract of general manager Rick Smith through the 2020 season.

Smith was entering the final year of his previous deal. This will be his 11th season as the Texans’ general manager, and he added the title of executive vice president before the 2011 season.

“We are thrilled to announce a four-year contract extension for Rick Smith,” Texans owner Bob McNair said in a statement released by the team. “I believe it is critical to have stability within an organization, and Rick is an important part of our team. He knows what our objectives are and is well-respected within our organization and throughout the league. This extension helps us build toward our goal of long-term success in the NFL.”