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News: The Houston Texans released Cushing on Tuesday.
Impact: 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. His second suspension came in September and cost him 10 games. He appeared in five games last season and finished with 16 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks.
News: The Texans officially released Cushing on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Impact: The transaction was a formality after the Texans informed Cushing two days earlier that they would part ways with him before the start of the new league year. While Cushing missed 10 games due to suspension last season, rookies Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole proved capable at inside linebacker, which likely contributed heavily to the Texans' decision to cut the veteran.