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HOUSTON -- Texans Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Cushing is out for the season with a left knee injury that will require surgery. John Kasay Jersey .Cushing was injured in the third quarter of Sundays loss at Kansas City during a low block by running back Jamaal Charles.Its the second straight year Cushing has been lost for the season with a left knee injury. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the same knee in Week 5 last season.Its a devastating blow for a team that has lost five games in a row heading into its bye on Sunday."I think he was playing at a defensive player of the year-type of level," coach Gary Kubiak said."Then here he goes again, hes got to go through this. So I know its very difficult for him ... (and) I know Cush will do everything he can to get back. But you hate to see anybody go through that especially twice now."The Texans signed Cushing to a six-year contract worth $55.6 million before this season.Kubiak said injuries to left tackle Duane Brown (ankle), running back Arian Foster (hamstring) and Ben Tate (ribs) arent serious.Tate was injured in the third quarter on Sunday but returned and finished the game.He told The Associated Press on Monday that he has four broken ribs. He was in a lot of pain, even wincing when he took off his sweatshirt, but said that he expects to be ready to play when Houston hosts Indianapolis on Nov. 3."Ill be OK," he said.Kubiak also said rookies Cierre Wood, Sam Montgomery and Willie Jefferson were released for violating team rules. He wouldnt specify what the players did, but did say it wasnt just one thing."I make decisions based on a body of work in everything I do," he said. "Ive got five months of work invested with those three young men and I made a decision today to move forward. Weve got some things we need to address as a football team."Wood is a running back who was third on the depth chart after making the team as an undrafted free agent.With Foster and Tate both banged up, the Texans will need to add depth at that position with one of the open roster spots. Montgomery, a third-round pick, and Jefferson, who was undrafted, are both linebackers."Weve got some rebuilding to do inside with some issues and weve got some special teams issues," Kubiak said. "So the moves that we make have got to be special teams-oriented to help (special teams coach) Joe (Marciano)."Players wouldnt discuss why the three were dismissed from the team, but said they agreed with Kubiaks decision."Its a shame," linebacker Brooks Reed said. "But its for the betterment of the team."Another issue for the Texans is the health of quarterback Matt Schaub. 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