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Phillips: Slauson's block on Cushing 'unnecessary'

Updated: October 11, 2012, 8:05 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said Thursday the block by New York Jets guard Matt Slauson that ended Houston linebacker Brian Cushing's season was "unnecessary."

Cushing tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in the second quarter of the Texans' 23-17 win Monday night on a low, rolling hit by Slauson. He walked off the field on his own, but didn't return to the game. He was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

"I thought it was unnecessary," Phillips said. ...

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