The Texans offense could see a boost from the All-Pro running back and two-time All-Pro receiver in Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Both have missed most of camp with lingering issues but O'Brien hinted at the possibility they could play in the upcoming game.
“There is a shot. Yep, there is a shot,” O'Brien said during his press conference on Sunday.
Cushing likely won’t be ready for the preseason home opener at NRG Stadium, but O’Brien plans to ease the veteran inside linebacker into practice in the days ahead.
“He’s OK," O'Brien said. "After the game they go through a whole concussion test protocol and they felt like he would have been able to, if the game had continued there, he would have been able to go back into the game.”
The Texans will hold joint practices with the Atlanta Falcons on August 13 and 14. Houston will host its preseason opener against the Falcons on Saturday, August 16 with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. on KTRK-13.