QBrian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
19 hours ago

Cushing (knee) returned to practice Wednesday after suffering a sprained MCL during the Texans' regular season opener, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cushing's original diagnosis figured to keep him sidelined for up to six weeks, but it appears the issue has since calmed down. Barring any setbacks throughout the week in practice, Cushing could return to game action as early as Sunday against the Titans.

QBrian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
3 weeks ago

Cushing tore his MCL in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Bears and is expected to miss six weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cushing just can't seem to stay healthy, as the torn ACL is an addition to an already extensive list of injuries the eighth-year linebacker has suffered throughout his career. The good news is that the tear will not require surgery, but with no Cushing for the next six weeks, the Texans will need unproven Max Bullough, who recorded only 30 combined tackles in 2015, to assume the starting middle linebacker position.

QBrian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
3 weeks ago

Cushing suffered a knee injury in Week 1's matchup with the Bears and is questionable to return.

EDGE Analysis

Cushing suffered the knee injury midway through the first quarter but the specifics are still unknown. The linebacker has had a history of injuries, which could lead the Texans to sidelining Cushing the remainder of the game. In the meantime, look for Max Bullough to see extended reps.

QBrian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
1 month ago

Cushing (rest) returned to practice Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cushing did not play in Houston's preseason opener against San Francisco, nor did he participate in the joint practice sessions leading up to Sunday's game, but that was due to his veteran status. "Yeah, it was just a couple days just to rest," Cushing said. "I'm kind of getting up there in years and experience. Any kind of break benefits me at this point in my career." Cushing is coming off a season in which he played every game and led Houston's defense with 110 tackles.

QBrian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
2 months ago

Cushing (rest) will not play in Houston's preseason opener versus San Francisco, NFL.com's James Palmer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cushing is simply receiving a veteran's day off, as he isn't injured and is listed as a healthy scratch. This shouldn't affect his level of participation in practice going forward, though, but he is questionable for Houston's next preseason game versus the Saints on Saturday as the team may continue to rest their oft-injured defensive playmaker.

QBrian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
9 months ago

Cushing recorded 13 tackles (nine solo) with an interception in Saturday's playoff loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

After a couple of injury plagued seasons, Cushing has played 30 games the last two seasons, including all 16 in 2015. Cushing proved he's not done as an elite inside linebacker.

QBrian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
9 months ago

Cushing (hip) is active Sunday against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Cushing, who leads the team with 96 tackles his season, required an X-ray on his hip, but he was cleared to play after it returned negative. He comes in with 12 tackles in the last two games, including nine last week.

QBrian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
9 months ago

Cushing (hip) is probable for Sunday's game against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Cushing is likely to play in Sunday's divisional game, despite hurting his him and requiring X-rays earlier in the week. In 13 games played this season, Cushing leads the Texans with 96 total tackles.

QBrian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
9 months ago

Cushing (hip) is probable for Sunday's game against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Cushing is likely to play in Sunday's divisional game, despite hurting his hip and requiring X-rays earlier in the week. In 13 games played this season, Cushing leads the Texans with 96 total tackles.

QBrian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
9 months ago

Cushing did not participate in Wednesday's practice due to a hip injury, the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

X-rays earlier in the week came back negative and the Texans are confident Cushing, who leads the team in tackles, will be available to play Week 15 in Indianapolis.