Texans' Cushing Gets Extension...Redman to Start for Steelers 9/4/13
- Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has signed a six-year contract extension reportedly worth more than $55 million.
Cushing was in the last year of the deal he signed as a rookie in 2009. The Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2009 had over 110 tackles in 2009 and 2011.
In other NFL news:
- Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has named Isaac Redman as Pittsburgh's starting running back for the season opener Sunday against Tennessee. Redman becomes the featured running back despite missing most of preseason with a neck injury.
- Indianapolis promoted tight end Dominique Jones to the active roster and signed rookie tight end Justice Cunningham to the practice squad. The moves came shortly after the Colts traded rookie linebacker Caesar Rayford to the Dallas Cowboys for a conditional draft pick. Rayford led Indy with five sacks in the preseason.
- The Kansas City Chiefs placed rookie safety Sanders Commings on injured reserve and signed Bradley McDougald to replace him on the roster heading into Sunday's season opener at Jacksonville.
- Buffalo has signed kicker Dan Carpenter, who was cut by Miami last month and previously had tryouts with Arizona and the Jets. Carpenter's signing came a day after Bills rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins was injured in practice.