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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%: 11/1 | Average Draft Position: 141.00
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Texans place Brian Cushing, others on PUP


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/22/2014) The Texans announced Monday that linebacker Brian Cushing, rookie defensive tackle Louis Nix and linebacker Trevardo Williams would begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. They are allowed to come off the list at any time between now and the start of the regular season. 

Cushing is coming back from a torn knee ligament and a broken fibula. Head coach Bill O'Brien is unsure when exactly he'll return to practice. Nix has a meniscus injury he's dealing with. Williams was placed on IR before last season with an injury. 


Brian Cushing can't put timetable on return to the field


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing didn't practice this spring and hasn't put on pads in a game since Oct. 20. That's when he tore a knee ligament and broke his fibula.

While he vowed to be ready for the season opener, Cushing would not put a timetable on his return to the practice field. "I know when it’s go-time, and I need to ramp it up and get on the field, I’ll be there," he told the team's website.

"I’m still working out every day," he added. "I’m just trying to be the best I can possibly be, come time for the camp. Come time for the season. The training staff’s done an unbelievable job."


Brian Cushing should return for training camp


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/2/2014) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is expected to return during training camp, coach Bill O’Brien said Monday, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Cushing has been unable to fully participate in OTAs thus far but has remained active with the team during the sessions.

"He's out there everyday and he's one of the leaders of our football team," O’Brien said.


Brian Cushing should be ready for season opener


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, who tore a knee ligament and broke his fibula Week 7, isn't sure what he'll do during OTAs. But he's on track to be fully ready for the season opener.

"There's a lot more time to get ready for the season but I feel I'm well on my way to 100 percent," Cushing told CSNHouston.com. "I'm excited really for these next upcoming months to really just perfect myself and how I feel and to get ready overall."

OTAs start May 27.

"We're still kind of discussing that internally right now, just to try to figure out what we want to do, what kind of drills and whatnot I can take part in," Cushing said. "But I think I'll be doing a good amount and we'll see where I am and how I feel and kind of just discuss it as a group."


Brian Cushing says he's 100 percent


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/17/2014) Posting a picture of himself with his son from a beach, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said via Twitter that he's been cleared for football. Cushing missed the last nine games of last season with a knee injury. 

"Quick Trip to Pensacola with my lead blocker, better believe I'm 100% #beachday #cleared #fivesixback," he wrote. 


Brian Cushing still not close to full recovery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2014) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, who missed the last nine games of the 2013 season with a knee injury, estimated that he will need up to another two months of rehab before he recovers fully, the team website has reported.

Cushing registered 48 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks before sustaining the injury.


Texans add two linebackers to replace two linebackers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday linebackers Tavares Gooden and Jeff Tarpinian were added to the active roster after placing Brian Cushing (knee) on injured reserve and releasing Tim Dobbins.

Brian Cushing set for surgery Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2013) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing will have surgery for his torn LCL Tuesday, according to NFL.com. Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery.

Report: Tests confirm broken leg, torn LCL for Brian Cushing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2013) Tests confirmed Texans linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a broken fibula and torn LCL Sunday against the Chiefs, according to NFL.com. However, the ACL, PCL, MCL and patella in Cushing's knee are fine.

Cushing is expected to have a three-month recovery timetable.


Report: Brian Cushing out for year with torn LCL, broken leg


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is out for the season with a torn LCL and fractured fibula, according to the Houston Chronicle. He took a shot to the knee Sunday from Jamaal Charles as he came in on a blitz in the red zone. Cushing, who was carted off the field, will undergo surgery.

Brian Cushing (knee) set for MRI on Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was on crutches after the game Sunday in Kansas City. He is scheduled for an MRI on his knee on Monday. He was carted off the field in the third quarter.

Brian Cushing carted off after block to knee by Jamaal Charles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was carted off the field in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury Sunday against Kansas City, He was hit in the knee on a cut block by Jamaal Charles.

Brian Cushing cleared to play against Kansas City


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has received the green light to play Sunday against the Chiefs. He had been designated as probable with a knee ailment.

Texans defense in good health in Week 7


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2013) The Texans injury report for Week 7 against the Chiefs is light on the defensive side of the ball, with just four players listed. Linebackers Brian Cushing (knee) and Darryl Sharpton (foot) are joined by defensive backs Eddie Pleasant (toe) and Brice McCain (knee) as probable for Sunday's game in Kansas City. 

Brian Cushing does little in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing did not have a big performance in Week 6 against the Rams, in a 38-13 loss.

Cushing was held to a season-low of five tackles -- two solo -- and recorded no other stat. He now has 44 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks through six games. 


Texans injuries not an issue on defense


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) The Texans injury report for Week 6 was a lengthy one, but there does not appear to be much of an issue as the inactives are released prior to Sunday's game against the Rams. Of the eight players from the defensive side of the ball listed on the injury report who were not ruled out Friday, all will play Sunday.

The players suiting up in spite of injury are: linebackers Bryan Braman (knee, neck), Brian Cushing (knee), and Darryl Sharpton (foot); defensive linemen J.J. Watt(nose) and Antonio Smith (quadriceps); and defensive backs Ed Reed (knee), Eddie Pleasant(ankle) and Brice McCain (knee). 


Texans largely in good shape on defense


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2013) The Texans have nine players on the defensive side of the ball listed on the injury report for Week 6 against the Rams, but only one is expected to be limited Sunday.

The other eight players, all listed as probable for Sunday's game, are as follows: linebackers Bryan Braman (knee, neck), Brian Cushing (knee), and Darryl Sharpton (foot); defensive linemen J.J. Watt (nose) and Antonio Smith (quadriceps); and defensive backs Ed Reed (knee), Eddie Pleasant (ankle) and Brice McCain (knee). 


Brian Cushing leads Texans in tackles


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2013) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing only made six tackles against the 49ers, but that was enough to lead his team. He made five solo stops, one for loss.

Cushing has 39 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble this season.


Texans' key defenders will play against 49ers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) Several key Houston defenders are active against the 49ers after being listed as probable. They include defensive end J.J. Watt (groin, nose), safety Ed Reed (hip, abdomen), linebacker Brian Cushing (concussion), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (undisclosed), linebacker Bryan Braman (hamstring, shoulder), cornerback Brice McCain (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (foot, hip) and safety Eddie Pleasant (hamstring).

Texans mostly healthy on defense


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013) The Texans lengthy injury list for Week 5 against the 49ers belies the fact that the team is largely healthy heading into Sunday's game. For instance, of the eight players on the defensive side of the ball listed on the injury report, all but one are considered probable.

The eight players expected to play through injuries in Week 5 are: defensive end J.J. Watt (groin, nose); defensive backs Ed Reed (hip, abdomen), Eddie Pleasant (hamstring), Johnathan Joseph (not-injury-related) and Brice McCain (knee); and linebackers Bryan Braman (hamstring, shoulder) and Brian Cushing (concussion). 


Brian Cushing gets green light for game against 49ers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has cleared concussion protocol and will play Sunday against San Francisco, the team has announced. Cushing sustained the injury in the Week 4 loss to Seattle.

Cushing is off to a strong start with 33 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks and a pick-six in the season opener.


Brian Cushing still sidelined with concussion


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2013) Thursday was another day, another missed practice for Texans linebacker Brian Cushing. He has yet to practice this week as he continues to work through concussion protocol.

Brian Cushing still out with concussion


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2013) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing missed practice Wednesday as he continues to recover from a concussion he suffered Week 4 against Seattle. He's undergoing the league-mandated protocol and is attending meetings but has not been cleared to practice.

Cushing has 33 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks, a forced fumble and an interception.


Brian Cushing begins concussion protocol


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2013) Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday linebacker Brian Cushing was feeling much better after sustaining a concussion Sunday vs. Seattle. Kubiak added Cushing has already begun the protocol for concussions and attended meetings Monday.

Brian Cushing out with concussion


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2013) Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is out with a concussion Week 4.

Cushing left the game on a long Seahawks drive, and was evaluated in the locker room. He will miss the rest of the fourth quarter.