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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 OT Butler out for season

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 9 a.m. ET
Texans ORT Rashad Butler will miss the 2012 season after suffering a torn triceps in Thursday’s preseason finale, head coach Gary Kubiak confirmed. 

Newton lands at ORT spot for Texans

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that Derek Newton has beaten out Rashad Butler for the starting job at right tackle.

Gaither, Mondek among Texans' cuts

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The Texans cut several players, including LB Omar Gaither and sixth-round rookie OT Nick Mondek, on Monday.

Texans place PK Bullock on I.R.

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
The Texans placed rookie PK Randy Bullock on injured reserve Sunday, head coach Gary Kubiak told the media.

Texans could face more OL changes in 2013

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
The rebuilding of the right side of the Texans' offensive line has been a big story this offseason and more changes could be coming in 2013.

Texans reach agreement with OLT Brown

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
The Texans reached an agreement on a new contract with OLT Duane Brown, PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported.

Re-signing OLT Brown high priority for Texans

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The Texans have a number of prized players with expiring contracts at the end of 2012, but priority No. 1 is re-signing OLT Duane Brown.

Texans sign Gaither, place Fox on I.R.

Posted Aug. 09, 2012 @ 3:53 p.m. ET
The Texans filled their need at linebacker Thursday, signing Omar Gaither after placing Keyaron Fox on injured reserve.

Texans DE Watt suffers elbow injury

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Texans DE J.J. Watt left practice on Thursday with an elbow injury.

Texans OLT Brown injures ankle

Posted Aug. 01, 2012 @ 6 p.m. ET
Texans OLT Duane Brown injured his left ankle in Wednesday’s practice when a teammate fell into his leg.

Texans sign DE King

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Texans signed former Saints DE Mitch King on Monday.

Texans like Beck's experience for No. 3 QB job

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
Veteran QB John Beck is a very strong candidate to earn the No. 3 QB job for the Texans thanks to his five years of NFL experience.

Texans WR Johnson hurts groin, leaves practice

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
WR Andre Johnson left Sunday morning's practice with a pulled groin muscle, but coach Gary Kubiak says the injury doesn't appear significant.

Texans re-sign WR Johnson

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
The Texans re-signed WR Bryant Johnson on Thursday, according to PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Report: Patriots add DT Bulman

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Patriots agreed to terms with DT Tim Bulman, according to Pro Football Talk.

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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