Brian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
1 day ago

Cushing had six tackles and a quarterback hit in Houston's 21-13 loss to Green Bay in Week 13.

EDGE Analysis

Cushing practiced all week with a back injury, but was questionable for the Packers entering the weekend. He's no longer a tackle leader on defense -- that honor goes to Bernardrick McKInney -- but is second with 50 and third in sacks with 3.5.

Brian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
3 days ago

Cushing (back) will be available to play in Sunday's game against the Packers, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite being able to practice throughout the week, Cushing was deemed questionable with the back injury, but after evaluating him Sunday morning, the Texans' medical staff cleared him to play. Cushing has yet to top eight tackles in any of his games this season and hasn't produced any sacks or turnovers, so he's not quite as serviceable of an IDP option as his reputation might suggest.

Brian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
5 days ago

Cushing (back) is questionable to play Sunday against Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

This is a new injury for Cushing. He was able to take part in every practice this week, though, so he should be good to go come Sunday. If he's ruled out, both Brian Peters and Max Bullough project to see additional playing time.

Brian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
2 months ago

Cushing had four tackles and two passes defensed in Houston's 27-20 win over Tennessee in Week 4.

EDGE Analysis

Cushing had missed the last two games with a knee injury that initially had him projected to miss up to six weeks, so seeing him practice and on the field for Week 4 was unexpected. Give him a few weeks to get back up to speed and while that happens, Benardrick McKinney (nine tackles) will pick up the tackling slack at inside linebacker.

Brian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
2 months ago

Cushing (knee) is active for Sunday's Week 4 tilt versus the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

The stalwart linebacker hasn't taken the field since suffering an MCL sprain versus the Bears in the opener, and his return Sunday means he's beat the initial six-week recovery timetable by four weeks. Cushing logged limited practices throughout the week and should be a full go against a run-heavy Titans attack that could afford him considerable tackle opportunities.

Brian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
2 months ago

Cushing (knee) is questionable to play in the Texans' Week 4 matchup with the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Cushing hasn't played since spraining his MCL against the Bears in the team's season opener and he was initially ruled out for six weeks. However, he practiced in a limited fashion all week and could return after just two games off. Look for Max Bullough to continue to see additional snaps if Cushing is held out again or limited in a return.

Brian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
2 months 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.

Brian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
3 months 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.

Brian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
3 months 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.

Brian Cushing
LB HOU (9)
4 months 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.