For the second time in his NFL career, Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has tested positive for PEDs and will have to serve a suspension.
The Houston Texans got off to a slow start to the 2017 NFL season, losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars at home. On Wednesday they got some more bad news, as star linebacker Brian Cushing found out he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. This is the second time Cushing has been popped for PEDs, and he will have to serve a 10-game suspension for his actions.
Staying with the Texans, they will take on the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC battle on Thursday Night Football. Both teams suffered bad losses in Week 1, as the Bengals were shut out at home against the rival Baltimore Ravens. Something has got to give, as these teams were expected to be contenders for a playoff spot in 2017. Rookie Deshaun Watson will make his first NFL start for the Texans.
Donald Penn sat out the entire preseason but came back in shape and started in the Raiders 26-16 opening week win against the Tennessee Titans. On Wednesday, Penn got what he wanted, inking a new deal with the Raiders. The offensive tackle, who allowed only one sack, agreed to a two-year extension with the team who many expect to challenge for a Super Bowl very soon.
Andrew Luck sat out the Indianapolis Colts’ Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, and his team looked lost in his absence. Unfortunately for Colts fans, Luck is going to have to sit out Week 2, as he is still nursing an injured shoulder. Luck had his shoulder operated on this past January, and word is he may actually not be ready for game action until October.
Josh Gordon is back out of rehab and is hoping to start back up his NFL career. This is the fourth time Gordon has come out of treatment, and at 26 years old, he should still have a lot of good football left in him. The only problem is that teams are going to be scared to take a chance on him, and he has yet to prove he can keep himself clean for an extended period of time.