It looks like the Houston Texans won’t have Brian Cushing for most of the season.
For the second time in his NFL career, Houston Texans’ starting linebacker Brian Cushing has been suspended for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.
Since it’s Cushing’s second offense, the NFL has hit him with a 10 game suspension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
Cushing will not be eligible to return Until Tuesday November 28th. That’s the week after the Texans play the Baltimore Ravens.
Cushing would then be able to play against the Tennessee Titans on December 3rd. That is a very long time from now.
This is not a huge blow for the Texans. Let’s face it, Cushing is a declining veteran anyway, which is why Houston selected linebacker Zach Cunningham in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
The good news is that Cunningham looked pretty good this past Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars when he came in for the injured Cushing.
With Cushing dealing with a concussion, he wasn’t going to play this Thursday night against teh Cincinnati Bengals anyway, so we will get to see how Cunningham does as a starter.
Let’s face it, this could be the end of Cushing’s career in Houston. He’s 30 years-old and it won’t hurt the Texans to cut him after this season, since it would only create $1.2 million in dead money.
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