Cushing was in the concussion protocol this week and had already been ruled out for the Thursday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Cushing previously was suspended four games in 2010 for testing positive for HCG, a fertility drug that was on the NFL's banned substances list.
Supreme Court Preserves Texas' Gerrymandered Maps In 5-4 Split-For Now
The district court disagreed, reasoning that discrimination from the 2011 maps had carried over in the interim plan. The Supreme Court's orders mean that the state could potentially use the disputed maps for the 2018 elections.
Cushing, 30, received a four-game suspension in 2010 for his first violation of the league's PED policy, and he is now in the NFL's concussion protocol following Week 1.
The former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year has amassed 421 tackles, 240 assists and 12 sacks in his nine-year NFL career.
In 2011, he was named second-team All-Pro.
Remnants of Irma maybring stray showers today
By Thursday and Friday , summertime type showers and storms will be back in the forecast, although nothing higher that 30%. Now that Irma has fizzled, we only have to rid ourselves of Jose to have a well-deserved break in the tropical Atlantic.
The 2017 National Football League season has gotten off to a rough start for the Houston Texans. But it's still not ideal for a Texans team that looked horrendous in a Week 1 loss.
Unemployment at lowest level since 1975
With inflation hitting its joint highest level in over five years of 2.9% in August, wages are failing to keep up with inflation. There was an 181,000 improvement in employment in the three months to July compared to the three months to April.