Embed This Brian Cushing

Inside Linebacker Age: 30 Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#15 overall), 2009 College: Southern California Agent(s): Drew Rosenhaus (Rosenhaus Sports)



  • Current Contract

    Brian Cushing signed a 6 year, $52,500,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $9,000,000 signing bonus, $21,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,750,000. In 2017, Cushing will earn a base salary of $2,264,706 and a roster bonus of $1,015,625, while carrying a cap hit of $6,077,830 and a dead cap value of $3,997,500.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $52,500,000
    Signing Bonus $9,000,000
    Average Salary $8,750,000
    Total Guarantees $21,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $15,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2013 Contract details by year 26 $1,143,000 $1,597,500 - $1,500,000 $4,240,500 $12,500,000 $7,814,911($7,814,911)
    Pre-6/1 Release2013 Dead Cap: $12,500,0002013 Cap Savings: $-8,259,500 Pre-6/1 Trade2013 Dead Cap: $12,500,0002013 Cap Savings: $-8,259,500 Post-6/1 Release2013 Dead Cap: -2014 Dead Cap: $12,500,0002013 Cap Savings: $4,240,500 Post-6/1 Trade2013 Dead Cap: -2014 Dead Cap: $12,500,0002013 Cap Savings: $4,240,500
    2014 Contract details by year 27 $2,000,000 $1,597,500 $937,500 $1,200,000 $5,735,000 $18,390,000 $8,937,500($16,752,411)
    Pre-6/1 Release2014 Dead Cap: $18,390,0002014 Cap Savings: $-12,655,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2014 Dead Cap: $18,390,0002014 Cap Savings: $-12,655,000 Post-6/1 Release2014 Dead Cap: -2015 Dead Cap: $18,390,0002014 Cap Savings: $5,735,000 Post-6/1 Trade2014 Dead Cap: -2015 Dead Cap: $18,390,0002014 Cap Savings: $5,735,000
    2015 Contract details by year 28 $4,000,000 $1,597,500 $1,093,750 $1,200,000 $7,891,250 $13,592,500 $5,093,750($21,846,161)
    Pre-6/1 Release2015 Dead Cap: $13,592,5002015 Cap Savings: $-5,701,250 Pre-6/1 Trade2015 Dead Cap: $13,592,5002015 Cap Savings: $-5,701,250 Post-6/1 Release2015 Dead Cap: $8,395,0002016 Dead Cap: $5,197,5002015 Cap Savings: $-503,750 Post-6/1 Trade2015 Dead Cap: $8,395,0002016 Dead Cap: $5,197,5002015 Cap Savings: $-503,750
    2016 Contract details by year 29 $5,000,000 $1,597,500 $1,250,000 $1,200,000 $9,047,500 $12,200,000 $6,015,625($27,861,786)
    Pre-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: $12,200,0002016 Cap Savings: $-3,152,500 Pre-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: $7,200,0002016 Cap Savings: $1,847,500 Post-6/1 Release2016 Dead Cap: $7,797,5002017 Dead Cap: $4,402,5002016 Cap Savings: $1,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade2016 Dead Cap: $2,797,5002017 Dead Cap: $4,402,5002016 Cap Savings: $6,250,000
    2017 Contract details by year 30 $2,264,706 $1,597,500 $1,015,625 $1,200,000 $6,077,830 $3,997,500 $3,280,330($31,142,116)
    Pre-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $3,997,5002017 Cap Savings: $2,080,330 Pre-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $3,997,5002017 Cap Savings: $2,080,330 Post-6/1 Release2017 Dead Cap: $2,797,5002018 Dead Cap: $1,200,0002017 Cap Savings: $3,280,330 Post-6/1 Trade2017 Dead Cap: $2,797,5002018 Dead Cap: $1,200,0002017 Cap Savings: $3,280,330

    Potential Out: 2018, 4 yr, $23,327,205; $1,200,000 dead cap

    2018 Contract details by year 31 $7,250,000 - $1,250,000 $1,200,000 $9,700,000 $1,200,000 $8,500,000($39,642,116)
    Pre-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $1,200,0002018 Cap Savings: $8,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $1,200,0002018 Cap Savings: $8,500,000 Post-6/1 Release2018 Dead Cap: $1,200,0002019 Dead Cap: $02018 Cap Savings: $8,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2018 Dead Cap: $1,200,0002019 Dead Cap: $02018 Cap Savings: $8,500,000
    2019 Contract details by year 32 $8,250,000 - $1,250,000 - $9,500,000 - $9,500,000($49,142,116)
    Pre-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: -2019 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: -2019 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Release2019 Dead Cap: -2020 Dead Cap: $02019 Cap Savings: $9,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade2019 Dead Cap: -2020 Dead Cap: $02019 Cap Savings: $9,500,000
    2020 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $15 million initiallly guaranteed (Signing Bonus + 2014, 15 base salaries)
    • 2014 Salary guaranteed for injury only
    • 2014 Option Bonus: $6 million (3/25/2014)
    • 2014-19 Roster Bonus: $1.25 million ($78,125 per game, 13 LTBE in 2017)

    Previous Contracts

    2009-2013Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $15,900,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,180,000
    Guaranteed $8,338,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead
    2009 22 $310,000 - $1,206,000 - - - $1,516,000 -
    2010 23 $302,059 - - $1,500,000 - $2,919,000 $4,721,059 -
    2011 24 $774,000 - - $1,500,000 - - $2,274,000 -
    2012 25 $1,153,000 - - $1,500,000 - - $2,653,000 -
    2013 26 $3,143,000 - - $1,500,000 - - $4,643,000 $1,500,000
    Free agent year 27 UFA  
    • $10.435 million guaranteed
    • 2009 Roster Bonus: $2.9 million
    • 2010 Option Bonus: $6 million
    • 2010 Incentive: $2.919 million
    • $4 million is available through a 2013 escalator.
    • 2012 IR: Week 6
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $310,000 - $1,206,000 - - - - $1,516,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $302,059 - - - - $6,000,000 $2,919,000 $9,221,059
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $774,000 - - - - - - $774,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $1,153,000 - - - - - - $1,153,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,143,000 $6,671,911 - - - - - $7,814,911
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - $937,500 - - $6,000,000 - $8,937,500
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - $1,093,750 - - - - $5,093,750
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - $1,015,625 - - - - $6,015,625
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,264,706 - $1,015,625 - - - - $3,280,330
    9 seasons $16,946,765 $6,671,911 $5,268,500 - - $12,000,000 $2,919,000 $43,806,175
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $7,250,000 - $1,250,000 - - - - $8,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $8,250,000 - $1,250,000 - - - - $9,500,000
    $32,446,765 $6,671,911 $7,768,500 - - $12,000,000 $2,919,000 $61,806,175
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/13/2017, 10 games, $4,956,250

      PEDs


    • Player contract details by year 12/26/2014, $16,537

      Roughing the Passer against Joe Flacco (BAL)


    • Player contract details by year 05/07/2010, 4 games, $92,941

      PEDs


    • Player contract details by year 10/16/2009, $5,000

      Roughing the Passer against JaMarcus Russell (OAK)


    • TOTAL: $5,070,728

  • 2017 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Brian Cushing ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2017 1 1 1 32 0.052 3 1 2
    2016 13 13 13 613 0.615 65 38 27
    2015 16 16 16 988 0.950 110 63 47 1
    2014 14 14 14 724 0.648 1 72 41 31 1
    2013 7 7 7 330 0.829 2 48 37 11 1 1
    2012 5 5 5 246 0.807 30 23 7 1 1
    2011 16 16 16 4 114 76 38 2 2
    2010 12 12 12 1.5 76 53 23 1
    2009 16 16 16 4 133 86 47 2 4