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Texans Place LB Brian Cushing On IR, Sign LB Barrett Ruud

The Houston Texans have announced that they have placed ILB Brian Cushing on season-ending injured reserve list. They signed LB Barrett Ruud and released KR Trindon Holliday as well.

Tim Dobbins will replace Cushing, so the Ruud signing was purely to add depth at inside linebacker. The loss of Cushing is really a big deal, but that’s not to say that it’s insurmountable. Houston has a very formidable defense and arguably the best defensive player in the league in J.J. Watt, so Dobbins should be able to produce in his absence.