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Brian Cushing Talks PED Suspensions, Concussions, Life, And More With Arian Foster

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The former Texans linebacker recently chatted with his former teammate on the “Now What?” podcast.

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Former Houston Texans linebacker, leader, and current free agent Brian Cushing recently appeared on the excellent “Now What?” podcast hosted by Arian Foster.

Foster and Cushing apparently were good friends during their time together in Houston, and Arian wanted to peel the veneer back on Cushing’s Lattimer persona, which is apparently a bit of an act.

Cushing discusses his PED suspensions, what it’s like to be free agent, his rookie season, his thoughts on Arian as a rookie, nutrition/fitness, and the pair have what I thought was a very interesting conversation about concussions... and much more, of course. If you’re a longtime Texans fan, this one is worth your time, especially if you’ve enjoyed Arian’s previous hits with current and former Texans like DeAndre Hopkins, Andre Johnson, and Duane Brown.

What other current or former Texans would you like to hear make an appearance on “Now What?” If I had to pick one guy, I’d love to hear Arian try to get Ed Reed to speak honestly about his time in Houston. I also think Matt Schaub would be interesting because Arian isn’t afraid to broach the difficult subjects, and if Schaub’s honest, I’m sure he’d have some choice things to say about the way he was treated on his way out of town.