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Cushing cut by Texans, shares heartfelt message to fans

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Houston Texans officially cut longtime linebacker Brian Cushing Tuesday. The transaction will reportedly save the team $7.64 million under the salary cap by making the move before the start of the new league year on March 14. After the previously

Texans release all-time leading tackler Brian Cushing

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Houston Texans parted ways with Brian Cushing, it was announced on Tuesday. Houston made the decision to cut their all-time leading tackler in a salary-cap saving move. Releasing Cushing, who was suspended for 10 games last season after his second violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, will save the Texans $7.6million against the salary cap.

Texans release veteran linebacker Brian Cushing

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Houston Texans have released veteran linebacker Brian Cushing. Cushing had won 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year, an honor which was jeopardized by the suspension. Cushing has had several major injuries in his career and played 12 games combined in 2012 and 2013 because of knee injuries and a broken leg.

Report: Texans will release LB Cushing

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

The Houston Texans have told linebacker Brian Cushing that he will be released before the new league year begins March 14, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle. Cushing, 31, spent his first nine seasons with the Texans after they selected him in the first round (No. 15 overall) out of Southern California in 2009. Houston signed Cushing to a six-year, $52.5 million deal in 2013, but his production was stunted by injuries and suspensions.

Report: Texans will release LB Cushing

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

The Houston Texans have told linebacker Brian Cushing that he will be released before the new league year begins March 14, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle. Cushing, 31, spent his first nine seasons with the Texans after they selected him in the first round (No. 15 overall) out of Southern California in 2009. Houston signed Cushing to a six-year, $52.5 million deal in 2013, but his production was stunted by injuries and suspensions.

J.J. Watt to get honorary degree from Baylor for Hurricane Harvey efforts

Friday, February 16th, 2018

On Thursday, the Baylor University College of Medicine announced that Watt will receive an honorary degree from the school at its commencement ceremony in May. Others who will be honored include Dr. David Persse, the director of emergency medical services for the city of Houston, Dr. Alice McPherson, a professor of ophthalmology at the school, and Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, a Nobel Laureate and the commencement speaker.

Texans’ J.J. Watt to receive honorary doctorate for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will receive an honorary doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine for his efforts to help the Houston area recover from Hurricane Harvey. The university announced Thursday that Watt would get a Doctor of Humanities in Medicine degree during Baylor College of Medicine's commencement ceremony May 29. Along with Watt, Houston Emergency Medical Services director Dr. David Persse will be honored. "In the year following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and the community's incredible response, it was most fitting to honor two community leaders who contributed in major ways, Dr. Persse and J.J. Watt," Baylor College of Medicine president Paul Klotman said in

Duane Brown felt “disrespected” by Texans and Bob McNair

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown opened up to a former teammate about his departure from Houston, and admitted his frustration with the team’s negotiating tactics as well as comments by owner Bob McNair. In a podcast with former Texans running back Arian Foster, Brown went into some details about his holdout, contract talks and eventual trade to the Seahawks. “I had to voice my displeasure,” Brown said, via Matt Young of the Houston Chronicle.

C.J. Fiedorowicz contemplates retirement due to concussions

Monday, February 12th, 2018

In late August, Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz signed a three-year, $21.5 million contract. Fiedorowicz acknowledged over the weekend that he’s thinking about retiring, after suffering three concussions in 2017. “A dude knocked me out,” Fiedorowicz said of the Week One concussion that put him on injured reserve, via Joe Stevenson of the Northwest (Ill.) Herald.

D’Onta Foreman has charges dropped from July arrest

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Charges against Houston Texans running back D'Onta Foreman have been dropped from a July arrest, according to the player's lawyer. Attorney Chip Lewis told the Houston Chronicle that Foreman pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and will have charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a weapon dropped. The disorderly conduct charge will also be dismissed if he has no legal issues for 90 days. Foreman will pay a $500 fine and turn in the gun found during the arrest, according to the Chronicle. "Everybody's happy," Lewis told the newspaper. "They dismissed the cases and let him plea to the disorderly conduct charge. D'Onta is relieved. He's learned a