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Brian Cushing announces NFL retirement on Instagram

After being informed he would be released by the Houston Texans, linebacker Brian Cushing has announced his retirement from the NFL.The former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year made the announcement on his Instagram account and included a lengthy, heartfelt caption. “For some reason you always think this day will never come. You wish you could play forever and never have to worry...
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Texans will reportedly release Brian Cushing

The Houston Texans are moving on. Finally.Coming off a disappointing 4-12 season, the Texans are shaking things up. And while things would’ve been better if not for Deshaun Watson and JJ Watt’s season-ending injuries, there are many holes to fill -- especially on defense. Even without Watt, Houston boasts several playmakers on the defensive side of the ball. But somehow, the Texans...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texans to release all-time leading tackler Brian Cushing

Cushing was the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and was the NFL's Rookie of the Year that season.
Via Sporting News
2 days ago

Report: Texans will cut LB Brian Cushing

The Houston Texans have reportedly told linebacker Brian Cushing he will not be returning to the team in 2018, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston.Cushing, who won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2009, was due to count $8.84 million against the cap in 2018, and the Texans can save $7.64 million by cutting him. With that in mind, Cushing is certainly a cap...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans LB Brian Cushing: Loss to Steelers ‘beyond embarrassing’

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing did not mince words when talking after his team’s blowout loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Christmas.The Texans were ripped by the Steelers 34-6 on Monday. They fell behind early, failed to convert from the goal line, and after that, it was all downhill save for a spectacular catch by DeAndre Hopkins.After the game, Cushing said the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Texans LB Brian Cushing suspended 10 games for PEDs

The Houston Texans announced on Wednesday that starting linebacker Brian Cushing has been suspended 10 games for violating the NFL’s policy against performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). This is now the second time that the former USC standout and NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year has been suspended for violating the NFL’s PED policy.Cushing started the team’s Week 1 loss to the Jacksonville...
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September 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Brian Cushing suspended 10 games for PED violation

Brian Cushing has been suspended 10 games by the NFL for a PED violation, the Houston Texans announced on Wednesday. Cushing, a veteran linebacker, has been suspended for PEDs previously in his career, which is why he received 10 games this time. You may recall that he was suspended the first four games of the 2010 season due to a previous violation. That violation was announced...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Cushing out six weeks with torn MCL

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing just cannot catch a break when it comes to his knees. After leaving early Sunday with a knee injury against the Chicago Bears, it has been determined that he has a torn MCL, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Thankfully, no surgery is required. The former USC star linebacker has struggled to stay healthy since being selected by Houston in the...
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September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Brian Cushing's wife gets upset with Houston talk show host

Megan Cushing, the wife of Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, wasn’t about to let a Houston sports talk radio host criticize her husband’s teammates without at least some objection. Our friend Nick Wright, who hosts locally for 610 Sports in Houston and CBS Sports Radio nationally on the weekends, was critical of Texans tight end Garrett Graham while watching the team get...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 5 key defensive players

The Houston Texans are coming off a year in which the lost a key player at almost every spot defensively. And even without players like Brian Cushing, Jonathan Joseph, Brooks Reed, and Daryl Sharpton they stI’ll managed to put together a 12 win year, and had the NFL’s DPOY. Coming into the 2013-14 season this defense needs to stay healthy to make the deep playoff run that’s expected...
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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