Brian Cushing: Defensive Players Have to Be Protected, Too

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Brian Cushing: Defensive Players Have to Be Protected, Too
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The torn ACL suffered by Texans linebacker Brian Cushing when he was hit in the knee from behind by Jets guard Matt Slauson may have been the tipping point for a change in NFL rules to emphasize protecting the legs of defensive players. Cushing supports that.

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