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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

Lions WR Young sent home from facility; inactive for Week 12

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz announced Monday that WR Titus Young will be inactive for the Week 12 game against the Texans.

AFC South Spin cycle: Schaub bails out Texans

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
The Texans' defense was bailed out by a historic performance from QB Matt Schaub, while nothing could bail out Colts QB Andrew Luck's continued turnover issues on the road.

Rivera, Mularkey, Shurmur don't come through in clutch

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Embattled head coaches have something in common: They all make late-game situational mistakes that cost their teams.

Career days for Schaub, Johnson help Texans top Jags

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Andre Johnson caught a screen pass from Matt Schaub and ran 48 yards for the winning touchdown in overtime as the Texans rallied to beat Jacksonville 43-37.

Former Texans punter sues stadium operator over turf

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Former Texans P Brett Hartmann has sued the county agency that operates Reliant Stadium, blaming "unsafe turf" for a severe knee injury.

Dobbins performing at a high level in place of Cushing

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Texans ILB Tim Dobbins' play since replacing Pro Bowler Brian Cushing would make the starter proud.

Texans LB Dobbins fined $30,000

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Texans LB Tim Dobbins $30,000 on Wednesday for his hit on Bears QB Jay Cutler. Dobbins said he will appeal the fine.

Week 10 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 6 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, Danieal Manning and Jacoby Jones as its Players of the Week.

AFC South Spin cycle: Texans win statement game

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Texans and Colts continue their winning ways, while the Titans got back on track in Miami. The Jagaurs, on the other hand, are going nowhere fast.

Texans knock out Cutler, top Bears 13-6

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 12:03 a.m. ET
Arian Foster finished with 102 yards rushing and a touchdown catch, leading the Texans to a 13-6 victory over the Bears on Sunday night.

A Super Bowl preview in Chicago?

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the top 15 story lines heading into Week 10, including a possible Super Bowl preview and a possible elimination game in the NFC East.

AFC South Spin cycle: Colts' win about more than Luck

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck was cool and collected in Indianapoiis' emotional Week Nine victory over the Dolphins.

Williams is disappointing as Bills' centerpiece

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Bills Nation has hardly been enamored with the so-so play of so-called superstar Mario Williams, but the verdict remains out.

Texans' big three leads offense in win over Bills

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes and the Texans beat former top pick Mario Williams and the Bills 21-9 on Sunday.

Scout's Notebook: Texans C Chris Myers

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 9:38 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of Texans underrated Pro Bowl C Chris Myers.

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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