But it's still not ideal for a Texans team that looked horrendous in a Week 1 loss. The USC product will miss 10 games as a result of the suspension.
Cushing has collected 652 tackles, 13.0 sacks and eight interceptions in 100 career games since being selected by Houston with the 15th overall pick of the 2009 draft.
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On Monday, Mr Johnson said further support would soon be made available on top of the £32m already pledged to the relief fund. Duncan said a total of nine people died in British Caribbean territories - five in the BVI and four in Anguilla .
The 2017 National Football League season has gotten off to a rough start for the Houston Texans. In 2010, he was suspended for four games and appealed, but that appeal was rejected.
With all of the Texans troubles at quarterback in the franchise's short history, their defense has been a stabilizing presence in recent years. Houston will go on the road to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday with both teams looking for their first win of the season. Defensive end J.J. Watt, outside linebackers Whitney Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney, and Cushing helped make up a unit that always has them in the hunt for the AFC South championship.