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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 make RB change

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Texans have signed RB Chris Ogbonnaya from their practice squad and released former featured back Steve Slaton.

The First Fifteen: Week Four

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Time for Chris Johnson to step up, dissecting the 3-0 Lions, awaiting the fun that is Ravens-Jets and plenty of other tidbits to look for in Sunday's upcoming games.

Struggles in red zone come back to bite Texans

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
After finishing the season ranked fifth overall in red-zone efficiency a season ago, the Texans are 30th in the league in that department through three weeks.

Brees brings Saints back in 40-33 win over Houston

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns, and twice led the Saints back from fourth-quarter deficits in a 40-33 victory over the Texans on Sunday.

Playoff football a distant memory for these teams

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
Teams with the longest current playoff droughts include the Bills, whose last postseason action, in the '99 season, was ended by the "Music City Miracle."

Rookie P Hartmann easing Texans' concerns with fast start

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
The Texans rolled the dice on undrafted rookie P Brett Hartmann, who is making the club look good for its decision.

Texans OL Butler placed on injured reserve

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
The Texans have placed OT Rashad Butler on injured reserve because of an elbow sprain.

Phillips transforming Texans' 'D'

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Proven coordinator Wade Phillips is working his magic in turning around Houston's maligned defense.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Texans improve to 2-0 with win in Miami

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson helped the Texans hand the Dolphins their 11th home loss in their last 12 home games.

Texans place rookie CB Carmichael on I.R.

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Texans placed CB Roc Carmichael on injured reserve on Friday, ending the season for the fourth-round draft pick.

Texans' Achilles' heel may be lack of WR depth

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:18 a.m. ET
The Texans avoided a blow when WR Kevin Walter escaped Week One with only a bruised shoulder, but a lack of depth at the position is a concern.

Texans re-sign WR Anderson

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
The Texans re-signed WR David Anderson to fill a void at wideout with Kevin Walter nursing a shoulder injury.

Texans' Walter has bad bruise, not fracture

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
Texans WR Kevin Walter has a badly bruised collarbone, not the fractured collarbone that had been initially reported Monday.

Texans roll past Manning-less Colts

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Colts looked lost without Peyton Manning and the Texans took advantage, with Jacoby Jones returning a punt 79 yards for a touchdown in a 34-7 rout Sunday.

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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