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Brian Cushing

Brian Cushing - #56 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 255 lbs.
Birthday 01/24/1987
Birthplace Park Ridge, NJ
College USC
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 15th pick by Texans

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
30 1 1

Texans agree with No. 1 pick Mercilus

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Texans announced Wednesday that they had come to terms on a contract with OLB Whitney Mercilus, their first-round pick.

Forsett, Ball could earn roles in Houston

Posted June 10, 2012 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
CB Alan Ball and RB Justin Forsett will compete for Houston's fourth CB and third RB spots, respectively.

McNair back on Triple Crown stage with Street Life

Posted June 08, 2012 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Texans owner Bob McNair co-owns Street Life, a late-rallying colt who's a contender in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

Texans sign RB Forsett, CB Ball

Posted June 02, 2012 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
The Texans signed RB Justin Forsett, the veteran back confirmed on Twitter. They also added CB Alan Ball.

Examining the TE position in the AFC South

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
PFW's Arthur Arkush analyzes the interesting TE situations that are shaping up in the AFC South.

Texans rookie Dwight Jones misses practice

Posted May 29, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie WR Dwight Jones missed Tuesday's organized team activity with the Texans.

Special teams will look different for Texans

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
Perhaps lost in the O-line shuffle is the revamping of Houston’s special-teams unit, which will have fresh faces at kicker, punter and in the return game to begin the season.

AFC South players in the crosshairs

Posted May 22, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each AFC South team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Titans RB Chris Johnson.

Texans WR Johnson to miss OTAs

Posted May 21, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
Texans WR Andre Johnson will miss the team’s OTAs after undergoing knee surgery.

Report: Texans sign QB Beck

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
The Texans have added a veteran quarterback to their depth chart, agreeing to terms with QB John Beck, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Report: Ravens add WR Jones

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The Ravens have added to their receiving corps, agreeing to a contract with WR Jacoby Jones.

Texans add PK Graham

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Texans signed veteran PK Shayne Graham, who will compete with the team’s fifth-round pick, Randy Bullock.

Report: QB Leinart to sign with Raiders

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
Former first-round pick QB Matt Leinart will sign with the Raiders, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Titans sign LB Diles

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Titans signed veteran LB Zac Diles on Monday, the team announced.

Texans release WR Jones

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
After not finding a willing trading partner during the draft, the Texans have opted to release WR Jacoby Jones.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 12, 2012
Cushing is turning his focus to his recovery in the wake of a season-ending knee injury.||||||| Cushing, Houston's leading tackler, was hurt in the Texans' 23-17 win over the New York Jets on Monday night on a low, rolling hit by guard Matt Slauson. He was placed on injured reserve with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. A first-round draft pick in 2009, Cushing has no timetable for his return, saying that he's going to "be smart" about it.
Posted Oct. 09, 2012
Cushing is out for the season with a torn ligament in his left knee. Cushing was hurt in the second quarter of the Texans' 23-17 win over the New York Jets on a low block by guard Matt Slauson. Cushing walked off the field on his own, but didn't return.||||||| Coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday that Cushing has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will need surgery. Tim Dobbins moved into Cushing's spot in the lineup, and finished with four tackles and a pass deflection.
Posted Oct. 08, 2012
Cushing hurt his left knee in Monday night's 23-17 victory over the New York Jets and coach Gary Kubiak said he is "very concerned" about it. Several Texans also worried that Cushing's injury could be long-term.||||||| Cushing left in the second quarter and the team said he will not return to the game. Cushing led the Texans with 38 sacks entering the game. He was the 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Posted Oct. 04, 2010
Cushing has rejoined the Houston Texans, ending his four-game NFL suspension, and coach Gary Kubiak says he'll play in Sunday's game against the New York Giants.||||||| Cushing was not available for comment Monday. The Texans return to practice Wednesday. Kubiak says Cushing will go through an individual workout on Tuesday. Cushing, last year's Defensive Rookie of the Year, was suspended in May for testing positive for HCG, a fertility drug that's on the NFL's banned substances list. HCG can be used to mask steroid use.
Posted Aug. 09, 2010
Cushing says his positive test for a fertility drug was the result of overtraining. Cushing is suspended for the first four games this season after testing positive last September for HCG, a drug on the league's banned substance list. Cushing says he never took the drug, which can be used to restart testosterone production after a steroid cycle, and has no idea how it got into his body.||||||| Cushing worked out with his team on Monday morning. He says doctors have told him that the failed drug test resulted from "overtraining athlete syndrome," a condition that he says can trigger hormonal spikes. Texans owner Bob McNair flew to New York on Monday to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in hopes of getting Cushing's punishment reduced. The league denied Cushing's appeal of the suspension in February.

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