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Brian Cushing, Arian Foster, Andre Johnson all back at practice

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It’s a day of many happy returns for the Texans.

The team is welcoming three veterans back to practice after absences of varying degrees during camp this year. The longest of those absences belongs to linebacker Brian Cushing, who has been on the PUP list since the start of camp because of the broken leg and torn knee ligament that ended his 2013 season after just seven games. He’s been insistent about being ready for the start of the regular season and Wednesday’s move off the PUP list is a necessary step toward making that happen.

Running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson haven’t missed nearly as much time as Cushing, but both men have been held out of practice for the last two weeks. Foster’s injury wasn’t disclosed, although the consensus belief around the team is that he was bothered by a hamstring injury. Johnson definitely had a hamstring issue, but it seems that both men have made the progress needed to resume their work.

There’s been no comment about the status of any of the trio for Saturday’s second preseason game, but it’s probably a long shot that Cushing could find his way into a game so soon after getting on the field for the first time in almost a year.

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15 Responses to “Brian Cushing, Arian Foster, Andre Johnson all back at practice”
  1. sandersmarcus10 says: Aug 13, 2014 9:26 AM

    Really hope that Brian Cushing stays healthy from now on a very good player.

  2. flash1287 says: Aug 13, 2014 9:40 AM

    Did they bring a QB with them?

  3. p8riotdynastylives says: Aug 13, 2014 9:46 AM

    Cushing better go slow…………he doesnt want another positive test for ” over training”………..

  4. texansfalcons says: Aug 13, 2014 9:47 AM

    Glad to have them all back. All are huge pieces of the team.

  5. nickinneohio says: Aug 13, 2014 9:51 AM

    Andre Johnson said,” Feels good to be back out here catching passes from the starting lumberjack ….er I mean quarterback.”

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 13, 2014 10:08 AM

    I can’t wait to see all the fights from this weeks joint practice with the Falcons on Hard Knocks.

  7. maestro1899 says: Aug 13, 2014 10:19 AM

    As bad as Fitz was, I’d like to see how he does with a healthy Foster and Dre in a preseason game.

    But if he looks anything like he did last weekend, it’s time for Case Keenum.

    You now what you have with Fitz. At least Keenum is a young player who is (theoretically) getting better…

  8. schaub2dreallday says: Aug 13, 2014 10:30 AM

    JJ is gonna beast Jake Matthews and since the Falcons are “tough guys”, a teammate will try to rescue Matthews… Thus a rumble… Heard it hear first

  9. seatownballers says: Aug 13, 2014 10:36 AM

    First overall pick in each round, and they thought it was a good idea not to draft a quarter back. You’ll see how far Fitzpatrick gets them

  10. purpleguy says: Aug 13, 2014 10:44 AM

    Cushing sure seems snake-bit, which I guess is appropriate for a Texan.

  11. Hard On For Harden says: Aug 13, 2014 10:58 AM

    The “not finding a QB” rhetoric is getting pretty annoying. I will pile on Rick Smith at every opportunity available, but you don’t comically reach for a QB in a position weak draft just because you need one. How many times have we seen that play out?

  12. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 13, 2014 12:13 PM

    not a fan of Cushing…. dude has been a roid guy since Bergen Catholic HS… like Gronk, probably always going to be injured and out of game in a few years at most

  13. coastiejoe says: Aug 13, 2014 2:21 PM

    p8riotdynastylives says:
    Aug 13, 2014 9:46 AM
    Cushing better go slow…………he doesnt want another positive test for ” over training”………..

    Forgive me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the Patriots lose a bunch of draft picks and have Belidick fined a half-mil not too long ago for videotaping other team’s signals???

  14. goninjagoninjagogo says: Aug 13, 2014 4:15 PM

    This is really going to hurt me at the negotiating table.

  15. scbaby2013 says: Aug 13, 2014 11:16 PM

    Fight on Cushing!!!!

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