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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' Robinson will command top dollar

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Texans CB Dunta Robinson will test free agency, likely spelling the end of his career in Houston, but questions linger about whether the top corner available in free agency will be worth the substantial financial package he will command.

Coin flips determine draft order for six teams

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
Three coin flips were conducted to determine the draft order for six teams Friday at the Combine.

Texans won't keep status quo in backfield

Posted Feb. 20, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
Some changes are likely coming in the Texans' backfield as the team looks to add a running back who'll challenge Steve Slaton.

Texans’ McNair gives Kubiak extension, vote of confidence

Posted Feb. 10, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Texans owner Bob McNair said he thinks the team will have a winner with head coach Gary Kubiak.

Cushing getting rest, focusing on mental aspect of game

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing expects to resume football workouts sometime in March, he said at the Super Bowl.

Texans sign Kubiak through 2012

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Texans have awarded head coach Gary Kubiak with a new three-year contract, the Houston Chronicle reported late Tuesday night.

Texans hire Knapp to work with Schaub

Posted Jan. 27, 2010 @ 3:10 a.m. ET
The Texans have hired Gregg Knapp as their new QB coach, reuniting him with QB Matt Schaub.

Injuries open door for Schaub to earn Pro Bowl spot

Posted Jan. 20, 2010 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub had a suspicion he might be a late addition to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, and to that end, he resumed workouts recently.

Thrown into deep end, Texans' Cushing thrived

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing believes that Houston's four-game winning streak to finish the season could have a carryover effect in a 2010 campaign in which expectations will be higher than ever.

Kubiak could go back to Denver roots for new offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 9:45 p.m. ET
With offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan joining his father, Mike, in Washington, the Texans are looking for a new play-caller.

Belichick: Bad field contributed to Welker's injury

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said on his weekly radio show with WEEI in Boston that WR Wes Welker's season-ending knee injury was the result of a bad playing surface in Houston.

Texans committed to Kubiak, extend Schaub's contract

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, Texans owner Bob McNair announced following Houston's 34-27 victory over New England Sunday that Gary Kubiak would return for the fifth and final year of his contract.

Patriots' Welker leaves field with apparent knee injury

Posted Jan. 03, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Wes Welker appeared to injure his left knee before sustaining contact in the first quarter of the game against the Texans.

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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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