The Texans started OTAs on Monday with two of their marquee defensive players, linebacker
Cushing rehabbed his left knee on a side field at the Methodist Training Center before watching practice with his teammates. Reed is still in Colorado rehabbing from minor hip surgery that will keep him out at least until training camp.
“He’s doing really well,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said of Reed, a nine-time Pro Bowler who signed with the Texans in March. “The expectations are for him to leave Colorado some point this week from a rehab standpoint. It’s going good.”
Reed’s exact arrival date in Houston is unclear. He and Cushing will both sit out of all 10 OTA practices. The Texans are hoping to get Reed on the field by the beginning or middle of training camp.
There’s little doubt Cushing, the Texans’ defensive captain who tore his ACL on Oct. 8, will be ready by the fall.
“He’s doing great,” Kubiak said. “He’ll be ready to go. Our goal’s been training camp the whole time. If it was up to Cush, he’d be out here today, but we’ve got to do it right.”