Cushing (rest) returned to practice Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Cushing did not play in Houston's preseason opener against San Francisco, nor did he participate in the joint practice sessions leading up to Sunday's game, but that was due to his veteran status. "Yeah, it was just a couple days just to rest," Cushing said. "I'm kind of getting up there in years and experience. Any kind of break benefits me at this point in my career." Cushing is coming off a season in which he played every game and led Houston's defense with 110 tackles.
Cushing (rest) will not play in Houston's preseason opener versus San Francisco, NFL.com's James Palmer reports.
Cushing is simply receiving a veteran's day off, as he isn't injured and is listed as a healthy scratch. This shouldn't affect his level of participation in practice going forward, though, but he is questionable for Houston's next preseason game versus the Saints on Saturday as the team may continue to rest their oft-injured defensive playmaker.
After a couple of injury plagued seasons, Cushing has played 30 games the last two seasons, including all 16 in 2015. Cushing proved he's not done as an elite inside linebacker.
Brian Cushing (hip) is active Sunday against the Colts.
Cushing, who leads the team with 96 tackles his season, required an X-ray on his hip, but he was cleared to play after it returned negative. He comes in with 12 tackles in the last two games, including nine last week.
Brian Cushing (hip) is probable for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Cushing is likely to play in Sunday's divisional game, despite hurting his him and requiring X-rays earlier in the week. In 13 games played this season, Cushing leads the Houston Texans with 96 total tackles.
|P4||9/1/16||@ DAL||8:00 pm|
|3||9/22/16||@ NE||8:25 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|7||10/24/16||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/13/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|11||11/21/16||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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