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56 Brian Cushing ILB
Height/Weight: 6-3/249 | Birthdate: 1/24/1987 | Birthplace: Park Ridge, NJ, USA | Team: Houston | College: USC | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 26/8 | Average Draft Position: 202.00
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Arian Foster, Brian Cushing among Texans ready to roll


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Texans running back Arian Foster (groin) and linebacker Brian Cushing (back, ankle) are active as expected for the game at Indianapolis after being listed as probable. Other Texans getting the green light include offensive tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), linebacker Akeem Dent (neck), cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee, Achilles), safety Danieal Manning (hamstring) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee).

Texans list three as out on final injury report for Week 15


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Texans final injury report of the week lists three as out for Sunday's game against the Colts including tight end Garrett Graham, linebacker Whitney Mercilus and guard Xavier Su'a-Filo .

The following players are listed as probable: Arian Foster, Jonathan Joseph, Tyson Clabo, Brian Cushing, Akemm Dent, Kareem Jackson, Danieal Manning and Jeff Tarpinian


Texans enter Week 14 clash vs. Jags relatively healthy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Texans enter their Week 14 clash against the Jaguars relatively healthy, with 13 of 16 players on the final injury report deemed probable. Those players include: Tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), tight end Anthony Denham (illness), inside linebacker Akeem Dent (neck), running back Arian Foster (groin), running back Jonathan Grimes (ankle), cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), punter Shane Lechler (biceps), tackle Derek Newton (knee) and nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back).

Safety Danieal Manning (hamstring) was the only player on the report deemed questionable, while tight end Garrett Graham (ankle) and outside linebacke Jadeveon Clowney (knee) were ruled out. Clowney's disappointing rookie season has come to an end this week, as the team placed him on season-ending injured reserve and will undergo another surgery on his right knee.

LB Brian Cushing among injured Texans cleared to play


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing (knee) is active for the game against Tennessee after being listed as probable. He has 64 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in eight games.

Also suiting up for Houston are linebacker Max Bullough (hamstring), offensive tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), safety Kendrick Lewis (knee), linebacker Mike Mohamed (hip), cornerback Darryl Morris (thigh), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back), safety D.J. Swearinger (ankle) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (ankle).


Probables make up most of injury report issued by Texans


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) The typically lengthy injury report released Friday by the Texans for their Sunday game against Tennessee has confirmed that linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will not play. Neither will cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee). Linebacker Akeem Dent (neck) is questionable.

The other players on the report are probable. They are linebackers Jeff Tarpinian (knee), Max Bullough (hamstring), Brian Cushing (knee) and Mike Mohamed (hip), cornerbacks Darryl Morris (thigh) and Johnathan Joseph (knee), tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), running back Arian Foster (groin) and safeties D.J. Swearinger (ankle) and Kendrick Lewis (knee).


Texans list lengthy injury report for Week 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).


Brian Cushing, Jadeveon Clowney limited Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Texans linebackers Brian Cushing and Jadeveon Clowney were limited in Wednesday's practice with knee injuries, reports ESPN.com. Houston will host the Bengals on Sunday.

Texans probables OK to face Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Three Texans linebackers who had been deemed probable for their clash in Cleveland on Sunday have been given the green light: Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee) and Brooks Reed (groin). Another probable cleared is cornerback Johnathan Joseph (concussion/knee).


Texans' Bill O'Brien: Clowney, Cushing will 'definitely' play Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Friday that linebackers Jadeveon Clowney and Brian Cushing will "definitely" play Sunday against the Browns, according to the Houston Chronicle. Clowney has appeared in only two games this season due to knee issues. Cushing has sat out the past two games with a knee injury.

Linebackers dominate Texans injury report for Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Texans featured back Arian Foster is listed as questionable for the Sunday game in Cleveland, but various report have him as likely sidelined. If that is the case, only he and cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee) will be absent. Jackson has already been ruled out.

The probables including premier linebackers Jadeveon Clowney and Brian Cushing, both with knee injuries, as well as Brooks Reed (groin), Jeff Tarpinian (knee), Justin Tuggle (shoulder) and John Simon (ankle). Cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph (concussion/knee) and Darryl Morris (ankle) are also probable.


Texans LBs Cushing, Clowney practice, have 'shot to play' Week 11


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien said linebackers Brian Cushing (knee) and Jadeveon Clowney (knee) were able to practice Wednesday. He said both players moved around well and have a "shot to play" Week 11 against the Browns.

Arian Foster, Brian Cushing expected to play Week 11


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Though they're being called day-to-day, Texans running back Arian Foster (groin) and linebacker Brian Cushing (knee) are expected to start Sunday at Cleveland, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Texans RB Foster, LB Clowney, LB Cushing listed day to day


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien didn't provide much information on the statuses of running back Arian Foster (groin), and linebackers Jadeveon Clowney (knee, illness) and Brian Cushing (knee) during his Monday news conference, according to the team's official website. O'Brien listed all three players as day to day leading up to Sunday's game against Cleveland in Week 11.

Texans ILB Brian Cushing a no-go in Week 9


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Texans standout inside linebacker Brian Cushing has been given the red light for Sunday against the visiting Eagles. He has been dealing with a knee injury that had him designated as questionable.

Texans LB Brian Cushing likely to play vs. Eagles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is likely to play in Sunday's Week 9 matchup against the Eagles after being listed as questionable on Friday's final injury report, the Houston Chronicle reports.

After practicing Friday for the first time this week, Cushing said he "felt really good," adding,"Obviously, I want to play and I hope to play, and the coaches want me to play. That’s the plan. But there’s a lot of things that come into account and we have to make the best decision for everyone. I love playing. I want to be out there. But at the same time I want to play at my best level and have a good rest of the year. We’ve got to figure out a formula for that to happen."

The Texans appear to be headed towards being without linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, who's also listed as questioanble, so Cushing's presence in the middle of the defense would go a long way towards stabilizing the unit.


Texans reveal another lengthy injury report for Week 9


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Texans have listed 13 players on its final injury report leading up to Week 9 against Philadelphia. Jeff Tarpinian (knee) was the only player on the list ruled out for the game. Jadeveon Clowney (knee, illness), Brian Cushing (knee) and Darryl Morris (ankle) were all deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled probable for Sunday: Alfred Blue (ankle), Arian Foster (knee), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Whitney Mercilus (shoulder), Brooks Reed (groin), Jumal Rolle (wrist) and John Simon (ankle).


O'Brien: Brian Cushing 'will do everything he can' to play Week 9


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Monday linebacker Brian Cushing remains day to day after missing Week 8 due to a knee injury. Though, O'Brien indicated Cushing will try to get back on the field for Week 9 against the Eagles.

"He will do everything he can to play on Sunday. I'll tell you that," O'Brien said.


Brian Cushing among Texans inactives Week 8


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, cornerback Darryl Morris, tackle Jeff Adams, linebacker Jeff Tarpinian and safety Josh Aubrey were among the team's inactives Week 8 at Tennessee.

Texans list lengthy injury report for Week 8 clash with Titans


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) The Texans listed a lengthy injury report for Week 8 against the Titans.

Darryl Morris (ankle) and Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were the only two players on the list ruled out for the divisional clash. Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Brooks Reed (groin) and John Simon (ankle) were labeled questionable. Meanwhile, Akeem Dent (wrist), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Mike Mohamed (calf) and Jerrell Powe (shoulder) were all deemed probable.


Texans LB Brian Cushing will test out knee before Sunday's game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing told reporters he will test out his knee prior to Sunday's game against the Titans, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Early reports had Cushing missing at least one week of action due to a knee injury, and he acknowledged he could miss multiple games. He has been unable to practice all week because of the issue and was officially labeled questionable.

"The last couple weeks haven't really been myself," Cushing said.


Texans refuse to rule out Brian Cushing yet


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) The Texans have not ruled out linebacker Brian Cushing just yet, according to ESPN.

Cushing missed practice for the second straight day Thursday, but coach Bill O'Brien wasn't willing to rule him out for Week 8. "He's day to day," O'Brien said. "We'll see how he is tomorrow. We'll bring him to Tennessee and see how he is before the game."

O'Brien also denied a previous report that Cushing would be out until after the team's bye week. Cushing is dealing with a knee injury.


Report: Texans' Brian Cushing (knee) out at least one week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing will miss at least one week of action due to a knee injury, Pro Football Talk reports.

The knee has reportedly been bothering Cushing for the last two weeks, and he has had the troublesome knee drained a few times recently. The Texans have just two games left before the bye, so it's possible Cushing is held out through the team's Week 11 bye before returning in Week 12.


Injured Texans cleared for action


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) Several Texans who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game at Pittsburgh.

The list includes defensive end J.J. Watt (thigh), guard Brandon Brooks (illness), linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (hand), defensive end Tim Jamison (groin), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), offensive tackle Derek Newton (elbow), linebacker Brooks Reed (groin), linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee). All were listed as probable.

Also suiting up is linebacker Mike Mohamed, who was questionable with a thigh injury.

Jadeveon Clowney questionable on Texans Week 7 injury report


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is listed as questionable to play in Monday's Week 7 battle with the Steelers after limited in practice for a second straight day Saturday.

Clowney hasn't played since Week 1 while recovering from knee surgery. Linebacker Mike Mohamed (calf) is also questionable to play afer being limited all week. Cornerback Darryl Morris (anke) has been ruled out.

The Texans have a whopping 12 players listed as probable to play Monday, including running back Arian Foster (groin), wide receivers Andre Johnson (ankle) and DeAndre Hopkins (hand), guard Brandon Brooks (illness), center Chris Myers (not injury related), offensive tackle Derek Newton (elbow), defensive ends J.J. Watt (thigh) and Tim Jamison (groin), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee) and linebackers Brian Cushing (knee), Brooks Reed (groin) and Jeff Tarpinian (knee).


Quartet of key Texans limited in Friday practice


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Four key Texans were limited in practice on Friday as the team prepares for its Monday night game against Pittsburgh.

Included were wideout Andre Johnson (ankle), linebakers Brian Cushing (knee) and Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee).

Clowney has not played since Week 1 and is considered questionable for the game. The other three have yet to miss a game and will likely receive the green light for action.