On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans fullback Jay Prosch and running back Jonathan Grimes at the Verizon Pasadena Store, 5575 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways

News

Print
RSS

Brian Cushing: 'I'm Full Go'

Posted Jul 26, 2013

Brian Cushing talks about returning for Texans' training camp, his rehab, and the rule made in his name.

Brian Cushing has worked long and hard this offseason to be able to say those words.

“There will really be no restrictions,” Cushing said during the Texans’ first day of training camp on Friday. “I mean, I’m going to ease myself back into it and we got a pretty good plan on how to go about this and to be smart. It’s a long camp and the most important thing is really just to be 100% when we come out of it.”

Cushing, who suffered a season-ending ACL injury October 8 against the Jets, looks back on his rehab as one of the toughest things he has done.

“Anything that I’ve done rehab-wise is a lot harder than practice. I mean, it’s been a grind. It’s been a really tough couple of months. When you trust in your preparation this much, you come out here. It’s almost easy but, at the same time, it’s an unbelievable feeling being back and it just feels great,” said the All-Pro inside linebacker.

When asked if he felt confident resuming normal activities on his knee, Cushing said that the work he put into rehab paid off in an unexpected way.

“I’m very confident in my knee right now, probably more confident in that knee than my other one just because of the amount of work I have put into it and the hours and workload that has gotten into just preparing myself to come back out here. I’m full go. There’s nothing holding me back mentally and when it’s time to go, I’ll be going.”

The ACL injury to Cushing’s left knee, suffered on an illegal “peel back” block, initiated a rule change at the NFL owners’ spring meeting. The ‘Cushing Rule’ states that if a player is inside the tackle box, he cannot be blocked below the waist if the blocker is moving toward his own end line or if he approaches the opponent from behind or from the side. Pleased with the new rule, Cushing hopes that future injuries like his can be avoided.

“I’m glad that the rule got changed,” he said. “Obviously, I think it’s something that can be prevented and will be in the future now. So if I think it prevents injuries and saves guys, takes away a lot of injuries, then I’m all for it.”

Twitter.com/DeepSlant

Recent News

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.