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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 sign first-round CB Jackson

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
Houston has signed its first-round draft choice, CB Kareem Jackson, to a five-year contract, PFW's Texans correspondent, John McClain, is reporting on his Twitter account. Details of the deal weren't immediately available.

Reports: Texans agree with rookie RB Tate

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
The Texans and RB Ben Tate, a second-round pick from Auburn, have agreed on a contract, ESPN and The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. ESPN reported the contract is for four years.

Texans sign rookie TE Graham

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Texans signed rookie TE Garrett Graham on Wednesday, the club announced. Terms were not disclosed.

RB Henry vying to stick with Texans

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
RB Chris Henry, who showed promise early in his career before being suspended, is competing for a roster spot with Houston after a couple of unproductive seasons.

AFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 21, 2010 @ 8:41 a.m. ET
In the third installment in our series of training-camp reports, we look at the AFC South teams.

Texans, Falcons hoping to get over hump

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. ET
With Houston and Atlanta being the highest-rated teams not to make the playoffs last season, NFList examines how other recent "near-miss" clubs fared the following season.

Texans sign WR Dickerson

Posted July 14, 2010 @ 8 p.m. ET
The Texans signed WR Dorin Dickerson, a seventh-round selection from Pittsburgh, on Wednesday.

Texans have solid reserve options at cornerback

Posted July 08, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
One position where the Texans have accumulated solid depth is cornerback.

Okoye sheds weight; will sacks come?

Posted June 22, 2010 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
A lighter Texans DT Amobi Okoye has "been tougher to handle" for the team's offense to handle in offseason workouts, head coach Gary Kubiak told Houston reporters at the end of the club's final minicamp.

Texans sign FB Griffith, two others

Posted June 17, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. ET
The Texans signed veteran TE Derek Fine, FB Justin Griffith and WR Bobby Williams on Wednesday.

Texans sign OG Smith

Posted June 17, 2010 @ 9:08 a.m. ET
The Texans signed OG Shelley Smith, a sixth-round pick from Colorado State, on Wednesday.

Vikings sign RB Moats

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
The Vikings have signed RB Ryan Moats to join their crowded running back situation.

Texans TE Daniels, LB Sharpton sign contracts

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
Texans TE Owen Daniels signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender with the club on Friday, the club announced. Also, the Texans signed LB Darryl Sharpton, a fourth-round pick.

Texans' young TEs getting work in Daniels' absence

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
While Texans TE Owen Daniels works his way back from a November knee injury, rookie Garrett Graham and second-year pro James Casey have received a lot of work in OTAs.

Reports: Texans, DT Mitchell agree on deal

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The Texans and DT Earl Mitchell, a third-round pick from Arizona, have agreed on a contract, The Houston Chronicle and ESPN reported Wednesday.

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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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