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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 rookie Reed can make impact as pass rusher

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
Losing Mario Williams is a huge blow for the Texans, but we hear rookie OLB Brooks Reed can make an impact as a pass rusher.

Report: Texans trade for WR Mason

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 10:48 p.m. ET
The Texans have reportedly acquired veteran WR Derrick Mason from the Jets in exchange for a conditional draft choice.

The First Fifteen: Week Six

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Taking a look at some of the key Week Six matchups, including Eagles-Redskins, Patriots-Cowboys, Falcons-Panthers and, yes, Lions-49ers.

Texans OLB Williams to miss the remainder of the season

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Texans OLB Mario William left Sunday's game against the Raiders with a pectoral injury and did not return. According to a report, he will be out for the remainder of the season. 

Group effort will be needed by Texans to replace OLB Williams

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
The hits keep on coming for the Texans, who lost OLB Mario Williams to a season-ending pectoral injury one week after Andre Johnson suffered a slightly torn hamstring.

Late INT by Huff seals Raiders win

Posted Oct. 09, 2011 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Michael Huff intercepted Matt Schaub's pass in the end zone on the final play to secure the Raiders 25-20 win over the Texans.

Texans have firepower to stay afloat without Johnson

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
The Texans will miss WR Andre Johnson, out for at least the next three weeks with a hamstring injury, but they have the offensive firepower to stay afloat until he returns.

Foster leads AFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster, Ravens LB Jarret Johnson and Chiefs PK Ryan Succop were named AFC Players of the Week.

Texans WR Johnson could be out three weeks

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
The Texans could be without star WR Andre Johnson for three weeks because of a hamstring injury.

The First Fifteen: Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the Week Five action, the first shortened (and the bye isn't coming at a great time for a few teams) week of the 2011 NFL season.

Texans' 'D' learning how to finish games

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
The Texans' "D" is still learning how to play a full four quarters. But by dominating in the first half, and finishing with a bang, it held off the defending AFC champs.

Texans top Steelers, but lose Johnson

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Arian Foster rushed for 155 yards Sunday, including the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Texans' 17-10 win vs. the Steelers.

Texans DE Smith wreaking havoc from inside

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Texans DRE Antonio Smith plays the five-technique in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' base 3-4, but his greatest impact has come from the inside.

Wes cuts different path in Phillips legacy

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Wes Phillips, the third generation of great NFL coaches behind grandfather "Bum" and father Wade, has made a name for himself with — yes, Wade's old team — the Cowboys.

Dolphins add RB Slaton

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Dolphins were awarded ex-Texans RB Steve Slaton off waivers on Wednesday. To make room for Slaton, the team waived DE Ryan Baker.

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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