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Brian Cushing • #56 • LB
Status:Unrestricted free agent
Ht/Wt:6'3", 255 lbs.
Born:Jan 24, 1987 (31 yrs) in Park Ridge, NJ
Hometown:Park Ridge, NJ
College:Southern California
Experience:9 years
Drafted:Drafted by Houston in 2009 (1/15).
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Scouting Report
Assets: A hard-hitting tackling machine. An explosive and powerful linebacker who always hunts for the ball. Can do it all on the field as a defensive playmaker: stops the run, picks passes off, and gets to the quarterback.
Flaws: Is injury-prone. Not quite a lightning-fast or fluid defender, and will miss some plays in pursuit. Could improve in zone coverage and in his overall awareness against the pass. Has been in some off-field trouble.
Career Potential: Star linebacker, when healthy.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year 2009
NFL Named to play in Pro Bowl 2009 (did not play - injured)
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