​The Houston Texans just received a big blow to their defensive front.


Veteran linebacker Brian Cushing has been suspended 10 games for his second PED violation. Cushing was originally punished back in 2010 for violating the league policy, which at the time he blamed on 'over-training'.

Cushing's long history with PEDs is concerning, and at this point you have to wonder if the team would be wise to move on from the veteran.

After leaving the Texans' Week 1 game with a concussion, Cushing's status for Houston's next contest was up in the air already, prior to this bombshell. Now, he'll be forced out of action for much, much longer.

It'll be interesting to see how Cushing responds to this latest suspension, and if he'll appeal. His complicated history would favor the league in any hypothetical case, but 10 games is a severe enough punishment to at least draw some ire from the NFLPA.

​​It's going to be a long, long comeback for this former USC standout.