Texans will release Brian Cushing

According to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain, the Houston Texans have informed linebacker Brian Cushing of his release.

What It Means:

The team will release Cushing prior to the beginning of the new league year on March 14th. Cushing's lack of availability, combined with the emergence of second-year guys Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole, have made him an expendable player in Houston. The team will save $7.64 million upon his release.

Over the past 2 seasons, Cushing has played in just 18-of-32 games. In his last full season, he made 83 tackles along with 3 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble.