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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

Dreessen to sign with Broncos

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Broncos announced Friday morning that they have agreed to terms on a contract with Texans UFA TE Joel Dreessen.

Ryans comes to Philly a born leader

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
With Eagles fans, there is natural-born doubt. But if newly acquired LB DeMeco Ryans is healthy, he should be a terrific fit in the middle of the defense.

Texans trade LB Ryans to Eagles for pick

Posted March 20, 2012 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
The Texans have traded LB DeMeco Ryans to the Eagles for a fourth-round draft choice and a swap of third-rounders.

Reports: Bengals agree with CB Allen

Posted March 18, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Bengals have agreed to a contract with Texans UFA CB Jason Allen, multiple media outlets have reported.

Texans may draft kicker for first time ever

Posted March 17, 2012 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
With Houston possibly not being able to afford PK Neil Rackers, it could make franchise history, drafting a kicker for the first time.

Texans reach agreement with C Myers

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 9:50 p.m. ET
The Texans have come to terms with one of their own, free-agent C Chris Myers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday.

Raiders enter fray, sign Brisiel, Bartell

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
The Raiders made their first two free-agent signings Friday, adding former Rams CB Ron Bartell and ex-Texans OG Mike Brisiel.

Texans confident Butler can replace Winston

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
Following the surpising release of ORT Eric Winston, OT Rashad Butler becomes the Texans' new starter.

Bills land DE Williams

Posted March 15, 2012 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
After two days in Buffalo, the Bills will sign Pro Bowl DE Mario Williams to a six-year contract.

Phillips presented with PFW coaching award

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 1:14 a.m. ET
Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was honored as the 2011 Assistant Coach of the Year on Tuesday at the Ed Block Courage Awards.

Texans cut QB Leinart, FB Vickers

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The Texans released QB Matt Leinart on Monday evening, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The First Fifteen: Free-agency edition

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 10:23 p.m. ET
The NFL is on the verge of its annual round robin of free agents and teams filling out dance cards otherwise known as free agency, which begins Tuesday.

Texans release ORT Winston

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 7:02 p.m. ET
Texans OT Eric Winston has been released, he announced on his Twitter.

Report: Texans P Hartmann suspended four games

Posted March 10, 2012 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
The NFL has reportedly suspended Texans P Brett Hartmann four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Fantasy spins: Marshawn Lynch, Stevie Johnson and Arian Foster

Posted March 06, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
What do the signings of Marshawn Lynch, Stevie Johnson and Arian Foster mean from a fantasy angle? William Del Pilar breaks it down.

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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