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Brian Cushing (knee) tweeted Wednesday that he's 100 percent.

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Texans ILB Brian Cushing (LCL, leg) estimated Friday that he needs another two months of rehab.

Cushing missed the final nine games of the season due to his knee injury and still isn't fully recovered. He was initially given a three-month timetable back in October, so it's not a major concern. Barring a setback, Cushing should be able to participate in the Texans' offseason program.

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Texans ILB Brian Cushing (LCL, leg) has a three-month recovery timetable.

Cushing avoided any damage to his ACL, PCL, MCL and patella. But he did break his fibula and tear his LCL, which means his season is over as the 2-5 Texans aren't going to be playing into January. Cushing, who signed a $55 million contract in September, should be fine for the offseason program.

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Texans ILB Brian Cushing was forced from Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a knee injury.

Cushing took a Jamaal Charles cut block to his left knee, the same knee he tore up in 2012. He went down in immediate agony, and was carted to the locker room after being helped to the sideline. It doesn't look good. Darryl Sharpton is now in the game opposite Joe Mays at inside linebacker.

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Texans ILB Brian Cushing (concussion) is expected to be ready for Week 5.

Cushing reportedly passed his concussion tests during Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, but doctors erred on the side of caution and didn't let him back into the game. He shouldn't have a problem getting through the protocol this week. Cushing leads the Texans with 25 tackles, and also has 1.5 sacks, four tackles for a loss, one interception returned for a touchdown and one forced fumble.

Brian Cushing LB HOU 7 Months

Texans ILB Brian Cushing exited Sunday's Week 4 game against the Seahawks with a concussion.

He's obviously done for the day. Cushing forced a fumble on a tackle for loss against Marshawn Lynch earlier in the game. Joe Mays and Darryl Sharpton will handle inside 'backer duties the rest of the day.

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Brian Cushing recorded a career-high 11 solo tackles, four tackles for a loss and two sacks in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Titans.

Any doubts about whether Cushing is over his 2012 ACL tear have been squashed. He helped beat the Chargers in Week 1 with a pick-six and was the best player on the field in Week 2. "I put a lot of training in to be better than I ever was before," he said. "I feel like I am." Cushing will be a fine IDP play in Baltimore Week 3.

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Texans signed ILB Brian Cushing to a six-year contract extension.

The deal locks Cushing up through 2019. A four-year veteran, he had been going into the final year of his rookie contract. It's a vote of confidence in Cushing's return from his torn ACL, and indicative of just how important he is to Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme. Houston's defense all-too-often appeared soft after Cushing went down last season. Cushing has a major injury and 2010 PED suspension on his r‚sum‚, but it was the right move at the right time for the Texans.

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A source assures NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that Texans ILB Brian Cushing (ACL) is "ready now."

"He has no soreness," the source said. "He accelerates, he can run." Cushing is being eased back into practice, but has progressed without setbacks. He'll be ready to roll for Week 1.

Brian Cushing LB HOU 9 Months

Texans ILB Brian Cushing (knee) made his debut in 7-on-7 drills Thursday.

Cushing tore his ACL during Week 5 last season. He said he has no residual effects from the injury and is cutting without pain. "It felt great," he said Thursday. "I've been telling guys, this is the right feeling." Cushing is on track to be ready for Week 1 as a borderline LB1 in IDP circles.