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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

Anderson, Jamison to fill in for Texans' Williams

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
With Texans DE Mario Williams out for the season because of a sports hernia, ex-Bears DE Mark Anderson and former undrafted free agent Tim Jamison will play more.

Texans place DE Williams, two others on I.R.

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The Texans have placed three players on injured reserve, including DE Mario Williams.

Texans to sign former Patriots, Broncos DE Green

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 11:05 a.m. ET
  The Texans will sign former Patriots and Broncos DE Jarvis Green, PFW learned Wednesday.  

Ravens beat Texans in overtime, 34-28

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 12:37 a.m. ET
Josh Wilson intercepted Matt Schaub's pass and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown in overtime. lifting the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-28 win over the Houston Texans on Monday night.

Texans' run defense a positive

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
The Texans' defense has had a disappointing season overall, but their play against the run has been a strength.

Faulty radar in Houston

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 4 a.m. ET
Mixed signals are once again the order of the day for the skidding Texans, a talented but inconsistent team that just can't ever seem to find a way to seal the deal.

Texans' Williams contends with sports hernia

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Texans DE Mario Williams, the team's top pass rusher, received treatment for a sports hernia the day before the loss to the Eagles and is playing through the injury.   

Vick rallies Eagles past Texans 34-24

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 12:14 a.m. ET
Michael Vick threw for 302 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, rallying the Philadelphia Eagles to a 34-24 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday night.

CB Samuel out for Eagles

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Eagles CB Asante Samuel is inactive for tonight's game vs. the Texans, who will be without No. 1 TE Owen Daniels.

Texans place S Williams on IR, promote OG Smith

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Texans placed rookie S Torri Williams on injured reserve and promoted rookie OG Shelley Smith to fill his roster spot.

Texans stand up and fight — and get huge break

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
Losses by the Jaguars and Colts on Sunday leave the Texans just one game out of first place in the AFC South as they prepare for a road game at Philadelphia on Thursday night. And in more good news for ...

Johnson and Finnegan each fined $25,000 for brawl

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Texans WR Andre Johnson and Titans CB Cortland Finnegan were each fined $25,000 by the NFL on Monday for fighting in Sunday's game. Neither was suspended.

Brawl overshadows Texans' shutout of Titans

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
The Texans snapped a four-game losing streak while Houston WR Andre Johnson and Tennessee CB Cortland Finnegan were ejected for an ugly two-man brawl in the fourth quarter of a 20-0 Houston win over Tennessee on Sunday.

Johnson and Finnegan ejected for fight

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 3:53 p.m. ET
Texans WR Andre Johnson and Titans CB Cortland Finnegan were each ejected during the fourth quarter of the team's game today after exchanging punches.

Foster's productivity positive for struggling Texans

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The biggest positive in what has been a disappointing Texans season to date has been the sustained success of RB Arian Foster, who is on pace for more than 1,600 yards rushing and has become a significant factor in ...

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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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