The 5 Defensive Players That Will Help Houston Texans Win

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Nov 23, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing (56) on the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Texans 22-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Cushing

Brian Cushing is known for his constant knee injuries, but for one of the first times in his career, he isn’t spending his offseason rehabbing. He’s called it the “healthiest offseason” he’s ever had.

Cushing is known for being an intimidating player, and alongside J.J. Watt he’s done some great defensive things.

Bill O’Brien tells reporters that he’s expecting Cushing to be healthy, and is excited to use a healthy Cushing.

"“I think that the guy feels better this offseason than he did last offseason… We’re looking forward to him having a really good year.”"

A healthy Cushing is a Cushing that we haven’t completely seen yet. Texans fans should get excited that this great defensive player is impressing his coach by finally being healthy, and having confidence in himself.

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