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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 RB Foster inactive for Week One

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster has been ruled inactive and will not play in the team's Week One game against the Colts.

Manning ruled out for Week One

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said on ESPN Radio Wednesday that Peyton Manning has been ruled out for the team's season opener on Sunday against the Texans.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Manning 'doubtful' for opener, won't practice

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The Colts have decided to hold out QB Peyton Manning out of practice, leaving him "doubtful" to play in the team's season opener vs. Houston.

Man found dead after party at home of Texans' Smith

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
A man was found dead Sunday morning in the swimming pool at the home of Texans DE Antonio Smith, the Houston Chronicle reported Sunday.

Texans announce cuts, including rookie

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
The Texans announced their cuts on Saturday afternoon, which included 2011 fifth-round pick Shiloh Keo.

Texans finding ways to get S Nolan on field

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Texans SS Troy Nolan, a playmaker who is always around the ball, will be a part of Houston's nickel package this season, the way we hear it.

Ponder, Vikings beat Texans

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:42 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder made more plays with his legs than his arm to direct two touchdown drives and make a push for the backup QB job as Minnesota beat Houston 28-0 on Thursday night.

Burying Manning, Colts a mistake

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Texans are PFW's consensus pick to win the AFC South, but contributing writer Arthur Arkush isn't ready to bury the Colts and Peyton Manning.

Texans 2011 preview

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
The Texans believe Wade Phillips will fix their defensive woes and lift them to the playoffs at last. Learn more in PFW's in-depth team preview.

Foster hurt, says he will be back for Week One

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster, the league's top rusher last season, tweaked his hamstring and had to leave the team's preseason game vs. the 49ers on Saturday night.

Schaub recovers from interception to lead Texans

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub recovered after an early interception, leading the Texans on scoring drives in each of their next three series in a 30-7 exhibition rout of the rebuilding 49ers on Saturday night.

Texans FB Casey exceeding expectations

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 2:21 a.m. ET
Texans FB James Casey is making the loss of All-Pro FB Vonta Leach easier to swallow with his impressive start to the preseason.

RBs Foster, Tate power Texans past Saints

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for two touchdowns and Ben Tate rushed for 95 yards and another score in the first half of the Texans' 27-14 win over the Saints.

Ogbonnaya shines in Texans' opener

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
Chris Ogbonnaya caught a TD pass from Matt Leinart and ran for the winning score in the Texans' 20-16 win over the Jets on Monday night.

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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