Texans ILB Tim Dobbins' play since replacing Pro Bowler Brian Cushing would make the starter proud.
The Texans will miss ILB Brian Cushing in a number of ways, but likely none greater than his coverage abilities in Houston's dime package.
Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said the block by Jets OG Matt Slauson that ended LB Brian Cushing's season was "unnecessary."
The Texans signed LB Barrett Ruud and released KR Trindon Holliday on Wednesday. They placed LB Brian Cushing on injured reserve.
An MRI confirmed a torn ACL for Texans LB Brian Cushing, head coach Gary Kubiak confirmed at his press conference.
The Texans remained undefeated Monday night, but it wasn't without consequence: defensive captain Brian Cushing reportedly suffered a season-ending knee injury.
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.
With the Texans hiring Wade Phillips to fix one of the NFL's worst defenses, the focus turns to who will execute his defense.
Houston's Antonio Smith and Brian Cushing say the confrontation between the two during the Week 15 game at Tennessee was a "heat-of-the-moment thing" that has been patched up, according to AFC South Whispers.
The Texans' decisions to give Brian Cushing more work at strong-side linebacker and to claim CB Jason Allen off waivers signal their urgency to improve a struggling defense.
Concerned that some of his players might be using illegal substances, Texans owner Bob McNair instructed team staffers to search the players' lockers and remove any substances not approved by the league.
The Texans made some defensive changes on Monday, a week before they return to the gridiron in a Week Eight Monday night game against the Colts.
Texans SLB Brian Cushing was a physical, playmaking, turnover-forcing presence as a rookie, and his influence in each of these specific areas will aid the defense in his return.
The Texans are second in the NFL in offense and last in defense, but the return of SLB Brian Cushing is a major help to the "D," and the offense thrived at less-than-full strength in a 31-24 win at Oakland ...
The NFL has upheld Texans LB Brian Cushing's four-game suspension for testing positive for hCG.