The Houston Texans have released their longtime inside linebacker, Brian Cushing, after 9-seasons with the team.
Cushing was drafted 15th overall in the 2009 NFL draft, by the Texans, and won the Defensive ROY Award in his first season. However, things have gone south for Cushing in recent years, most notably his 10-game PED suspension this past season.
He failed his first test during his rookie year, and the subsequent suspension brought him negative attention, and almost had his DROY award revoked.
At 30-years old, Cushing should be able to find himself a new home, with many teams in need of help on the defensive side of the ball.
Throughout his 9-year career, Cushing has recorded 664 tackles in 104 games, adding 13.5 sacks, 8 interceptions and 9 forced fumbles. Cusing has earned the reputation as a crazy person, and he demonstrated that during Hard Knocks and his infamous mic'ed up game.