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Brian Cushing: Checking out Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cushing visited with the Seahawks on Wednesday, Liz Mathews of USA Today reports.

When he wasn't injured or suspended during nine seasons with the Texans, Cushing was quite productive, averaging 6.4 tackles per game while accumulating 13.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles and eight interceptions across 104 contests. Working alongside Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, Cushing would solidify the second level of the Seahawks defense, assuming the two sides reach agreement on a contract.

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Brian Cushing: Officially released Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans officially released Cushing on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The transaction was a formality after the Texans informed the Cushing two days earlier that they would part ways with him before the start of the new league year. While Cushing missed 10 games due to suspension last season, rookies Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole proved to be capable options at inside linebacker, which likely contributed heavily to the Texans' decision to cut the veteran.

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Brian Cushing: No future with Texans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cushing has been informed that he will be released by the Texans prior to the start of the new league year Mar. 14, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans will save roughly $8 million against the cap by releasing Cushing, who has performed well below his paygrade the past few years and was suspended 10 games this past season for his second violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Making this an even easier decision for Houston was the emergence of 2017 rookie linebackers Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole, who evidently combined to make Cushing expendable. The 2009 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year will finish his time in Houston as the Texans' all-time leading tackler and will certainly draw interest from other organizations at a reduced price when he hits the open market.

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Texans' Brian Cushing: Records team's lone sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cushing had six tackles (four solo, two assists), including a sack, in Sunday's 45-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Cushing has played two games since returning from a 10-game suspension and recorded a sack in each game. An inside linebacker for his entire career, Cushing is now playing outside linebacker, where his chances to rush the quarterback and record sacks increase.

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Texans' Brian Cushing: Returns from suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cushing returned from a 10-game suspension and had five tackles, including half a sack, in Week 14's 26-16 loss to the 49ers.

Cushing was at strong-side outside linebacker -- not his usual position, but one that could lead to more sacks for the eight-year veteran, who has spent most of his career at inside linebacker.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Houston Texans1613386.04744266.520010
2010Houston Texans127653.0231.5000.0004
2011Houston Texans1611476.0384252.5505
2012Houston Texans53023.070111.0102
2013Houston Texans74836.0121.511818.01813
2014Houston Texans147241.0311000.0002
2015Houston Texans1611063.0470000.0003
2016Houston Texans136538.0270000.0001
2017Houston Texans5168.081.5000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2009Houston Texans1600200000
2010Houston Texans1200100000
2011Houston Texans1600200000
2012Houston Texans500100000
2013Houston Texans700100000
2014Houston Texans1400100000
2015Houston Texans1600100000
2016Houston Texans1300000000
2017Houston Texans500000000

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