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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

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Texans LB Cushing has torn ACL

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
An MRI confirmed a torn ACL for Texans LB Brian Cushing, head coach Gary Kubiak confirmed at his press conference.

AFC South Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
The Texans remain undefeated after their Monday-night win, and the Colts picked up an emotional win over the Packers.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Cushing injury a significant blow to Texans

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
The Texans remained undefeated Monday night, but it wasn't without consequence: defensive captain Brian Cushing reportedly suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Power rankings: Watt keeps Texans in top spot

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
J.J. Watt had another big game as the Texans avoided an upset in Week Five to remain 5-0 and No. 1 in PFW's Power Rankings.

Brian Cushing suffers knee injury

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 1:13 a.m. ET
Texans star LILB Brian Cushing was knocked out of Houston's 23-17 victory over the Jets with what looked to be a serious knee injury.

Foster runs for 152 yards as Texans top Jets

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a TD, and the Texans stayed unbeaten by defeating the Jets for the first time in team history.

Tate, Keller among Monday night's inactives

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Texans RB Ben Tate and Jets TE Dustin Keller are among the inactive players for the Week Five Monday night game.

Four Jets, including Keller, listed as doubtful

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
Jets TE Dustin Keller, WR Stephen Hill, NT Sione Po'uha and FB John Conner are all doubtful for the Monday night against the Texans.

Texans' ground game a work in progress

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Texans might be the best team in football with one-quarter of the season in the book, but their running game has yet to hit its stride.

Texans re-sign S Nolan

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Texans brought back S Troy Nolan and cut veteran QB John Beck, the team announced Wednesday.

Power rankings: Cardinals fly up the ranks

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 10:46 a.m. ET
The undefeated Cardinals moved up in this week's edition of the PFW Power Rankings, but they still sit behind fellow undefeateds the Texans and Falcons.

AFC South Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
The AFC South continues to look like a one-horse race, as the Texans outclassed the Titans, and the Jaguars failed to take advantage of the Bengals' injury woes.

Texans roll past Titans to get to 4-0

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Danieal Manning and Kareem Jackson returned interceptions for touchdowns and Matt Schaub threw two TD passes in the Texans' 38-14 win over the Titans.

Injury to Jean opens door for rookie Posey

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
A knee injury sustained to first-year WR Lester Jean, just as he was starting to come on, opens the door for third-rounder DeVier Posey to see his first NFL action.

NFL suspends Broncos MLB Mays one game for hit

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Broncos MLB Joe Mays one game for his hit on Texans QB Matt Schaub, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

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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