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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

Fantasy spin: Texans WR DeVier Posey

Posted April 28, 2012 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
Does DeVier Posey have the ability to crack the starting lineup for the Texans, and does he give fantasy owners an option other than Andre Johnson?

Posey addition could mean end of Jones' tenure in Houston

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
Texans fans badly wanted a receiver in the draft – almost as much as their desire to see Jacoby Jones run out of town. It appears both of their wishes will be granted.

Mercilus will help replace Williams in Houston

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11 p.m. ET
The Titans hope that first-round pick Whitney Mercilus can fill the void created by the departure of OLB Mario Williams to Buffalo.

Report: Redskins add PK Rackers

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
The Redskins have signed PK Neil Rackers to a one-year deal, according to PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Source: Playing Casey at FB will hurt Texans

Posted April 21, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The likelihood of James Casey starting at fullback for Houston may prove to be a mistake, according to PFW's Whispers.

New Texans ILB James signed to develop Sharpton

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Although new Texans ILB Bradie James has more experience in Wade Phillips' "D" than any of his teammates, it's Darryl Sharpton's starting job to lose.

Texans announce front-office changes

Posted April 18, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Texans announced of pair of changes in their front office on Wednesday, promoting D. Cal McNair and Suzie Thomas.

Texans' Quin: Leaders will emerge, we'll be fine

Posted April 13, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
SS Glover Quin was disappointed Houston parted ways with some locker-room favorites, but he's confident new leaders will emerge.

Texans agree to terms with ILB James

Posted April 12, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Texans have added another piece to their new-look linebacking corps, agreeing to terms on Thursday with free-agent ILB Bradie James.

Texans' Barwin likely to terrorize QBs even more

Posted April 07, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
With Connor Barwin healthy and not having to learn a new defense, the linebacker figures to be even better, according to our "Whispers."

Texans re-sign S Demps

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Texans re-signed free-agent S Quintin Demps, the team announced Thursday.

Houston Texans

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Here are the Houston Texans top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

Connecting the draft dots

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers a creative, draft-related perspective on five of the biggest NFL moves so far this offseason.

AFC South draft needs

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
With three AFC South teams having wide receiver as their No. 1 need, Notre Dame's Michael Floyd may get some consideration in Round One.

Texans sign P Jones

Posted March 29, 2012 @ 10:46 a.m. ET
The Texans have agreed to a two-year deal with P Donnie 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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