The offensive lineman who ended Brian Cushing's season and inspired a new NFL rule would like Cushing to know he's sorry.

Matt Slauson of the New York Jets hit Cushing, an inside linebacker for the Houston Texans, low and from behind in a game early last season, tearing Cushing's ACL. The NFL this off-season banned blocks like the one Slauson made on Cushing, and Slauson became a bit of a villain as a result.

Well, Slauson recently signed with the Chicago Bears, and he told the Chicago Sun-Times he's tried to apologize to Cushing but hasn't been able to reach him.

"I tried," Slauson told the Sun-Times. "But it didn't work out. I wanted to let him know that I was really sorry. I heard he's a great guy, and I wish him all the best, and I'm sure I'm going to be seeing on the field again."