"I don't know why this is a big deal," Slauson said. "I feel bad that Cushing got hurt. That wasn't my intent at all, but I've got to do my job."
Coach Rex Ryan agreed with Slauson that it was legal, adding that some zone-running teams, including Houston, use cut blocks often.
"It's not dirty, it's just a technique," Ryan said. "With us, clearly, it was a thing that was unintentional. I feel terrible for Brian and, really, the league. The league loses when you lose a player like that."
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