Texans' Cushing thanks fans with online message

HOUSTON (AP) — Brian Cushing is thanking his fans for their support in an online video after a break from using social media following news of his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy.

The Houston Texans linebacker posted the video on Facebook on Monday night, and provided a link to it on Twitter. He thanks fans for "the support with everything that I've been going through recently."

He also talked about Houston's offseason team practices, which began Monday morning, and says he'll provide more updates in the future.

Cushing confirmed last week that he tested positive for HCG, a fertility drug that is on the league's banned substance list. He has denied ever using any banned substances despite the positive test.