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Former USC Star Brian Cushing Lands NFL Coaching Job

Brian Cushing in a game for the Houston Texans.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 17: Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans warms up on the field prior to the start of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 17, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Logan Bowles/Getty Images)

Former Houston Texans star Brian Cushing is rejoining the organization as a member of its strength and conditioning staff, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Cushing will also help with the team's defense, but it is the former linebacker's role with strength and conditioning that has been the butt of jokes all day.

You see, Cushing was suspended twice during his career for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He was docked four games in 2010 and 10 games in 2017.

More than one person has noted Cushing's past in responding to McClain's report of his hiring in Houston.

The No. 15 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, Cushing spent nine seasons with the Texans, making the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2009. He was a second-team All-Pro selection in 2009 and 2011.

Cushing recorded 664 career tackles and 13.5 sacks in his career. However, he only played a full 16-game season three times, due in part to his two suspensions and a slew of injuries.

The Texans released Cushing in February 2018.