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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

Browns-Texans matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 9:12 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Texans game.

OLB Williams feels ahead of schedule

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Injured Texans OLB Mario Williams says he's healing "extremely fast" in his recovery from a torn chest muscle that will sideline him the rest of this season.

Drowning at Texans DE Smith's home ruled accidental

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
The Galveston County medical examiner's office has ruled the death of a man at the home of Texans DE Antonio Smith an accidental drowning.

Texans 3-0 in division with win over Jags

Posted Oct. 30, 2011 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Arian Foster rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown, and the Texans shut down rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert and the NFL's worst offense in a 24-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Texans DBs Nolan, McCain will see larger roles

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Texans FS Danieal Manning is out indefinitely after fracturing his fibula. Houston will need big contributions from DBs Troy Nolan and Brice McCain in Manning's absence.

Foster, Flowers and Scobee named AFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster, Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers and Jaguars PK Josh Scobee were named AFC Players of the Week for Week Seven.

Week Seven Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Arian Foster, Brandon Flowers and Josh Scobee as its Players of the Week.

Texans FS Manning out at least four weeks

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Texans will be without FS Danieal Manning for at least four weeks after he had surgery on his left fibula Monday, head coach Gary Kubiak announced.

Foster rushes Texans to huge win

Posted Oct. 23, 2011 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns and added 119 more receiving with a 78-yard TD as the Texans routed the Titans 41-7.

Texans must get back to pounding football

Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
The Texans' offensive line is beginning to receive praise for being one of the league's better units, but it has struggled in recent weeks.

Texans add FS Keo, place SS Barber on I.R.

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 8:59 p.m. ET
The Texans added rookie FS Shiloh Keo to the active roster, replacing SS Dominique Barber, who was placed on the Reserve/Injured list. 

Browns sign RB Ogbonnaya

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
The Browns signed RB Chris Ogbonnaya off Houston's practice squad Tuesday and waived third-string RB Armond Smith, the team announced.

The First Fifteen: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
In this early look at the league's action in Week Seven, we talk Tim Tebow, the rest of the QB changes potentially afoot, and plenty more.

Flacco rebounds as Ravens top Texans

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw for 305 yards and ran for a score, Billy Cundiff kicked five field goals, and the Ravens pulled away to a 29-14 victory over the Texans.

Texans OLB Williams to have surgery Friday

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
According to a story on HoustonTexans.com, Texans OLB Mario Williams is set to have surgery on Friday to repair the left pectoral injury that ended his season after four-plus games.

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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