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Texans release veteran linebacker Brian Cushing

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have released veteran linebacker Brian Cushing.

Cushing, who was a first-round pick in 2009, is the franchise's all-time leader in tackles with 664, but his career has been marked by two suspensions for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers.

Cushing was suspended for the first four games of 2010 after testing positive for HCG, a fertility drug that is on the league's banned substance list. Cushing had won 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year, an honor which was jeopardized by the suspension. He kept the award after a revote by The Associated Press' awards panel.

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AFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Jacksonville 1060.625
x-Tennessee 970.563
Indianapolis 4120.250
Houston 4120.250
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: D. Watson1699
Pass TDs: D. Watson19
Rush Yds: L. Miller888
Rush TDs: L. Miller3
Rec Yds: D. Hopkins1378
Rec TDs: D. Hopkins13
Int: A. Hal3
Sacks: J. Clowney9.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5120 (20)
Passing Yards: 3644 (21)
Rushing Yards: 1842 (14)
Points per game: 21.1 (17)
Yards per game: 320.0 (20)
Touchdowns: 36 (16)
Field Goals: 20 (25)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5546 (20)
Passing Yards: 3999 (23)
Rushing Yards: 1747 (13)
Points per game: 27.3 (32)
Yards per game: 346.6 (20)
Touchdowns: 44 (32)
Field Goals: 33 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/20 B. Cushing cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/31 J. Allen concussion (Out)
12/31 D. Hopkins calf (Out)
12/31 J. Todman shoulder (Out)
12/31 L. Lewis shoulder (Questionable)
12/31 K. Lamm concussion (Questionable)
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