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Cushing says clearance is coming July 17

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With so much attention devoted to ACL patients like Robert Griffin III and Darrelle Revis, it’s easy to forget that the two-time 2009 NFL defensive rookie of the year also hopes to return to form after a serious knee injury.

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, who tore an ACL on a low peel back block from former Jets guard Matt Slauson in October 2012, said Friday Cush that clearance to practice is expected prior to the opening of the team’s training camp.

Via Nick Scurfield of the Texans’ official website, Cushing said he’ll be cleared by Dr. James Andrews on July 17 — nine days before the Texans launch their quest for a third straight playoff berth and a first-ever conference title-game appearance, and beyond.

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26 Responses to “Cushing says clearance is coming July 17”
  1. skinscc says: Jun 14, 2013 11:41 PM

    How can you be a 2 time defensive rookie of the year lol?

  2. michaeljacksonisback says: Jun 14, 2013 11:50 PM

    2 time def rookie of the year??? Now that talent!!!

  3. ddjesus says: Jun 15, 2013 12:20 AM

    Two time defensive rookie of the year? Impressive.

  4. uwsptke says: Jun 15, 2013 12:25 AM

    He won it twice because they decided to re-vote after they announced his PED suspension after his rookie year, but he still got the votes

  5. touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 15, 2013 12:26 AM

    You can be a two time champ of the same award, in the same year, when you get stripped of it for cheating and the media still gives it back to you, either because they’re lazy or they know everybody is cheating so he’s really not at an advantage

  6. texaned80 says: Jun 15, 2013 12:32 AM

    Cush won the award, was stripped of it for a ped suspension, and then was re-voted the DROY not long after. ::Hysterically laughing at all the “smart guys” who clicked thumbs up to the first comment posted::

  7. davetexansfan says: Jun 15, 2013 12:40 AM

    Because he won Defensive Rookie of the Year, but then he tested positive for PED. And then they voted again because of this…and he won it again.

    Thus the reason he’s a two time DROTY. Yea, he’s a special player.

  8. rickyspanish says: Jun 15, 2013 12:40 AM

    His injury made me cringe. Don’t care about the Texans but I’m glad he’s on his way back.

  9. greenmeattruck says: Jun 15, 2013 12:50 AM

    Florio- my 10 year old nephew would catch that typo/mistake, whatever you wanna call it. Here’s the process, step by step-
    1)Type
    2)Proofread
    3) Have someone else proofread, your just too dumb!

  10. reed20fence says: Jun 15, 2013 12:54 AM

    skinscc says: Jun 14, 2013 11:41 PM

    How can you be a 2 time defensive rookie of the year lol?

    —-

    And both apparently were earned in 2009.

  11. b4n9edweimer says: Jun 15, 2013 1:30 AM

    Because the AP awarded it to him, the NFL stripped him of it because of PED’s, then held a remote, and the AP awarded it right back to him. And his former college teammate, Reggie Bush, said “Wait, you can do that?!?”

  12. rushbacker says: Jun 15, 2013 1:32 AM

    skinscc says:
    Jun 14, 2013 11:41 PM
    How can you be a 2 time defensive rookie of the year lol?
    ___________________

    Seriously. This is a step down, even from PFT’s typically low standards for accuracy.

  13. rickyspanish says: Jun 15, 2013 1:48 AM

    skinscc

    It was a joke. They revoted after he got nailed for juicing and he won again.

  14. operwapitsai says: Jun 15, 2013 2:42 AM

    ^ please give an answer to this question

  15. gotexans07 says: Jun 15, 2013 3:04 AM

    They voted twice

  16. alonestartexan says: Jun 15, 2013 4:05 AM

    Because he’s a boss.

  17. rasalghoul says: Jun 15, 2013 5:02 AM

    Looks like someone got into Johnny Jolly’s purple drank.

  18. bullsonparade2399 says: Jun 15, 2013 5:28 AM

    He won r.o.y outright, but he tested positive for peds. They then had a revote and Cush was allowed since the test afterwards were a negative. He eventually beat out the feline Clay Matthews.

  19. bullsonparade2399 says: Jun 15, 2013 5:29 AM

    Not “a” negative meant to say all negative.

  20. souldogdave says: Jun 15, 2013 7:10 AM

    you are only a rookie once, Florio.

  21. mcwest1 says: Jun 15, 2013 7:25 AM

    @skinscc

    I’m glad you saw it too. I thought there was something wrong with me.

    Cushing so good he not only won rookie of the twice, he did it in the same year.

  22. rhamrhoddy says: Jun 15, 2013 8:52 AM

    texaned80 said:
    Jun 15, 2013 12:32 AM

    “Cush won the award, was stripped of it for a ped suspension, and then was re-voted the DROY not long after. ::Hysterically laughing at all the “smart guys” who clicked thumbs up to the first comment posted::”

    Appreciate the explanation. Confused by the smug pride in understanding the ROTY loophole for PED users.

  23. uwsptke says: Jun 15, 2013 9:49 AM

    greenmeattruck says:
    Jun 15, 2013 12:50 AM
    Florio- my 10 year old nephew would catch that typo/mistake, whatever you wanna call it. Here’s the process, step by step-
    1)Type
    2)Proofread
    3) Have someone else proofread, your just too dumb!

    =========================

    1) It was meant to be a joke. Cushing won the award “twice” because he was stripped of the award after his PED suspension was announced, and the AP took a re-vote and gave it right back.

    2) When you take a shot at someone for what you perceived as a lack of proofreading, you should probably have re-read your own post. It’s “you’re”, not “your.” You’re welcome.

  24. indysteelercountry says: Jun 15, 2013 1:36 PM

    1 DROY
    -1DROY
    +1DROY
    = 1 DROY

  25. elcunado1 says: Jun 15, 2013 2:37 PM

    “the two-time 2009 NFL defensive rookie of the year”, huh. Is this to say he won it twice because shortly after he was first awarded this he was suspended for steroids use leading to a re-vote in which he won again? Perhaps your phraseology is technically correct, but it makes for a confusing and jarring read and could be argued by many to take a ‘strange’ position on the legitimacy of the award, re-vote, etc. That wording makes it look like you meant to say something like two-time Pro Bowler and 2009 NFL defensive rookie of the year but accidentally deleted “Pro Bowler and” and have been left with what was published. Just curious because I like to understand what I read and this one eludes me. Thanks!

  26. billmead1976 says: Jun 15, 2013 2:53 PM

    The second one was Man-Boobs of the Year award. Think he beat out Phil Mickelson.

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