Texans linebacker Brian Cushing left the PUP list and rejoined his teammates at practice on Wednesday, returning to action after his second season-ending leg injury in two years.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, there’s currently no reason to believe Cushing won’t be ready to go by Week One. Cushing was more guarded in his comments to reporters.
“I think we’re just going to go day-by-day and kind of feel it out and do what’s best for myself, the team and everybody else,” Cushing said regarding the timetable for his return to game action. He didn’t rule out playing this weekend against the Falcons, but that would seem to be a stretch.
Cushing suffered a broken leg and a torn LCL last October. A year earlier, he sustained a torn ACL on a low block.