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Name  Brian Cushing
Born  1/24/1987
Height  6-3
Weight  255
College  USC
11/1/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Eagles.
Insight: He practiced on Friday for the first time since Week 7, and while he is listed as questionable, it looks like Cushing will be on the field. He has 50 tackles and one sack this season, and will continue to anchor the linebacking core.
10/21/2013 12:14:00 PM
Description: Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing will miss the remainder of the season with a broken fibula and a torn LCL. SOURCE: Albert Breer, NFL Network
Insight: The nightmare season continues in Houston. Cushing, a Pro Bowler in 2009 and an All-Pro selection in 2011, will finish the 2013 campaign with 48 tackles, one forced fumble and an interception. Cushing suffered a season-ending injury last season also (torn ACL in Week 5).
9/29/2013 3:40:00 PM
Description: Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing has left the game with Seattle due to a concussion.
Insight: He's done for the day, obviously and possibly next week depending on the severity.
9/4/2013 12:05:00 PM
Description: The Texans rewarded inside linebacker Brian Cushing with a massive contract extension on Tuesday. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: The deal is worth $55.643 million over six seasons. Cushing, a Pro Bowler in 2009 and later an All-Pro in 2011, missed roughly half of last season because of a torn ACL. He's fully recovered now and should be a go for Monday night's season opener against San Diego.
7/17/2013 5:42:00 PM
Description: Now nine months removed from ACL surgery, Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing has officially been cleared for training camp. SOURCE: NBC Sports
Insight: It sounds like the Texans are going to take it slow with Cushing but he's in no danger of missing the start of the regular season. His presence will improve a defense that was among the stingiest in the NFL last year (seventh-fewest yards allowed in 2012).
10/25/2012 11:53:00 AM
Description: Texans LB Brian Cushing is scheduled to have his ACL surgery Thursday, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Dr. James Andrews will operate on Cushing's knee. The Texans hope to have the star linebacker back for training camp next season.
10/9/2012 4:34:00 PM
Description: Texans LB Brian Cushing MRI revealed a torn ACL, according to's ProFootballTalk.
Insight: Obviously the loss of Cushing makes Houston's defense much less fearsome. The linebacker is one of the leaders of the team both physically and emotionally, and he'll be impossible to replace. Cushing's absence could make a huge difference Sunday against the high-powered Packers.
10/9/2012 1:16:00 PM
Description: Houston linebacker Brian Cushing, who left Monday night's game versus the Jets after injuring his left knee, may have torn his ACL, according to Adam Schefter. He'll get an MRI on Tuesday to confirm.
Insight: He's a starter on the second-best fantasy best defense/special teams in the league, behind only the Chicago Bears. Cushing has 29 tackles, one interception and a forced fumble.
10/8/2012 10:19:00 PM
Description: Houston linebacker Brian Cushing was removed from Monday night's game versus the Jets after injuring his left knee.
Insight: Cushing is questionable to return. So far this season, Cushing has 29 tackles and one interception.
1/20/2011 12:15:00 PM
Description: Texans LB Brian Cushing recently underwent surgery to "get his patella cleaned up and knee scoped." SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: According to his Twitter account, Cushing said the procedure "was about two years over due." Cushing will have to prove himself in 2011 after underperforming in 2010 once he came back from a four-game suspension for steroid use. He figures to kick over to inside linebacker in the team's new 3-4 defense.
10/25/2010 1:49:00 PM
Description: Texans LB Brian Cushing is moving from strong-side linebacker to the middle. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: Our IDP guru Mike Woellert loves the move. Cushing's "big-play" numbers like sacks and interceptions will decrease, but his tackles-per-game totals will vastly improved. Cushing is even more of an IDP stud going forward.
10/7/2010 3:06:00 AM
Description: OLB Brian Cushing returned to practice with the Texans today and will start Sunday against the New York Giants. SOURCE: CHRON.COM HOUSTON TEXANS FOOTBALL
Insight: The Texans are 3-1 on the season without him, so it's quite scary to think how much better they'll be on defense now that he's back in the fold. He's that good.
8/19/2010 12:45:00 PM
Description: Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to uphold Texans LB Brian Cushing's four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy after reviewing the team's appeal. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: The team's excuse that Cushing suffered from "overtrained athlete syndrome" wasn't going to fly with the league, but it was a pretty imaginative excuse. Rookie Darryl Sharpton is going to have to step up his game while Cushing is out.
8/8/2010 9:51:00 PM
Description: Texans owner Bob McNair is meeting with Roger Goodell on Monday to try to convince the NFL commissioner to reduce or overturn linebacker Brian Cushing's four-game suspension. SOURCE: CHRON.COM HOUSTON TEXANS FOOTBALL
Insight: A good try by McNair but, the suspension is not being reduced, yet along overturned. The Texans are still going to be out with their LB for the first four weeks of the season.

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