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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

Brees, Zimmer among PFWA award winners

Posted June 08, 2010 @ noon ET
The Professional Football Writers of America announced their annual awards Tuesday, and Saints QB Drew Brees, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and longtime personnel director Gil Brandt were among the winners.

Texans CB Jackson starts strong

Posted May 29, 2010 @ 8:05 a.m. ET
Texans CB Kareem Jackson, the club's first-round draft pick out of Alabama, was installed as a starter in the club's May offseason team activities, and he has fared well.

Schedule must be weighed in predicting outcomes

Posted May 24, 2010 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
Don’t tell me the schedule doesn’t matter in the NFL. Here’s a look at teams that will benefit the most and be hindered the most by whom they play this season.

Texans sign RS-WR Holliday

Posted May 18, 2010 @ 10:49 p.m. ET
The Texans announced the signing of RS-WR Trindon Holliday on Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed.

Report: Texans WR Johnson unhappy with deal

Posted May 17, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Texans WR Andre Johnson skipped the beginning of the Texans' OTAs on Monday to express his displeasure with his contract, The Houston Chronicle reported. Johnson has five years remaining on his contract.

Cushing denies taking banned substance

Posted May 13, 2010 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing, facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances, said Thursday said he did not "inject or ingest" any illegal substances.

Cushing retains AP rookie honor

Posted May 12, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing will keep his 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year honor from The Associated Press after he won a revote held by the organization this week. However, he lost his spot on the AP's All-Pro second ...

Source: Cushing failed one drug test

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 8:48 p.m. ET
Texans LB Brian Cushing was suspended by the league for testing positive for hCG, a fertility drug that is on the NFL's list of banned substances, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press.

NFLPA issues statement on performance-enhancing drugs

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
In light of Texans SLB Brian Cushing's four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith issued a statement Tuesday on the union's stance on performance-enhancing drugs.

Report: Texans agree with LB Clark

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Texans and veteran LB Danny Clark have agreed to terms on a contract, The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday.

AP conducts revote on Cushing's awards

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 1:49 a.m. ET
In the wake of the four-game suspension levied against Texans LB Brian Cushing for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, The Associated Press says it is conducting a revote of the awards Cushing won at the end of ...

Holliday adds to Texans' wealth of return weapons

Posted May 08, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Clocked at 4.21 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Combine, rookie RS-WR Trindon Holliday's speed could make him an asset on a couple of fronts for Houston in his first NFL season.

Report: Texans LB Cushing suspended four games

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing will be suspended for the first four games of the 2010 regular season for violating the NFL's steroid policy, ESPN.com reported Friday.

2010 draft choices by team: Texans

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:30 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Houston Texans in the 2010 NFL draft.

Report: Texans agree with TE Gaines

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
The Texans agreed to terms with UFA TE Michael Gaines on a one-year contract, NFL.com's Jason La Canfora reported via his Twitter feed on Friday.

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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