Brian Cushing LB HOU 2 Days

Cushing had a team-high 17 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Giants. He tied the franchise record for tackles in a game.

Cushing was brought along slowly to start the season, but is playing full games these days. He has 28 tackles through three weeks.

Brian Cushing LB HOU 13 Days

Cushing played 42 of 65 defensive snaps in Houston's win over Washington in Week 1. He told CSN Houston that playing less than a full game was the plan entering the regular season.

Head coach Bill O'Brien said Cushing, who had five tackles in the win, will be evaluated weekly until such point the team feels comfortable having him on the field full time.

Brian Cushing LB HOU 1 Month

Cushing (knee) made his preseason debut Saturday night in Houston's win over Denver. He had one tackle in limited exposure.

Cushing is working his way back from knee surgery, the second straight offseason he's been rehabbing from knee surgery. It looks like Houston's defensive signal-caller will be ready to go when the regular season opens up.

Brian Cushing LB HOU 1 Month

Cushing (knee) has passed his physical and was removed from the Texans' PUP list, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Cushing, who suffered a broken leg and torn LCL last October, suited up for Wednesday's practice. While his return to the field is an encouraging sign, it remains to be seen when Cushing will be ready for game action. Once he re-establishes his health, Cushing (who notched 48 tackles and 1.5 sacks in seven games last season) will merit IDP consideration, while manning a starting inside linebacker role for the Texans.

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Cushing (knee) is expected to begin practicing this week, the Texans' official site reports.

Cushing probably won't be ready to play in this week's preseason game against Atlanta, but is getting closer to taking the field.

Brian Cushing LB HOU 2 Months

Texans placed ILB Brian Cushing (knee, leg) on the active/PUP list.

Cushing is recovering from a broken fibula and torn LCL, and should be ready within a couple weeks. He's missed 20 games over the past two seasons thanks to hard-luck injuries. Cushing's status for Week 1 isn't in question.

Brian Cushing LB HOU 3 Months

Texans ILB Brian Cushing (knee, leg) is unsure of when he'll gain full clearance, but "knows" he'll be ready for Week 1.

Coach Bill O'Brien had previously said he expected Cushing to be ready for camp, but it sounds like he could start out on the active/PUP list. Now 27, Cushing signed a fat extension last September, but has been limited to 12-of-32 games over the past two seasons. He needs to stay healthy in 2014 to remain one of the foundations of the Texans' long-term plans.

Brian Cushing LB HOU 4 Months

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Monday ILB Brian Cushing (knee, leg) is expected to be ready for training camp.

O'Brien recently replied "I'm not sure" when asked for Cushing's timetable, but he's apparently made noticeable progress since. Cushing is sitting out OTAs. He's recovering from a broken fibula and torn LCL suffered last Week 7.

Brian Cushing LB HOU 4 Months

Texans ILB Brian Cushing (knee, leg) is not participating in OTAs.

"I'm not sure," were the words of coach Bill O'Brien when asked when Cushing would be ready. "I'm not a doctor; I don't know when he'll be back." Cushing claimed he was "100 percent" in an April tweet, but that's obviously not the case. Cushing broke his fibula and tore his LCL last Week 7. Cushing has missed 20 games over the past two seasons.

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Texans ILB Brian Cushing (knee, leg) said he remains on track to be 100 percent for Week 1.