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Reports: LB Brian Cushing cleared to practice

Posted Jul 17, 2013

According to reports, linebacker Brian Cushing confirmed what he told HoustonTexans.com in mid-June: that he'll be cleared to practice for Training Camp.

Nearly ten months after being injured, All-Pro inside linebacker Brian Cushing is officially cleared to play, as reported by ProFootballTalk.com. On Wednesday Cushing was cleared by surgeon Dr. James Andrews and is expected to be ready for Texans training camp.

“As far as camp goes, the first day, I’ll be out there; I’ll be in pads,” Cushing said at Reliant Stadium on June 14. “As far as how much I’ll do in camp, I’m not sure yet, but I know I will definitely be doing a good amount of it, try to get a preseason game in for sure, just knock some of that rust off and be 100 percent come the first game.”

Cushing played just five games in the 2012 campaign before suffering a season-ending ACL injury in his left knee. He was hurt on an illegal “peel back” block during the Texans’ 23-17 win over the Jets on October 8. The infration was not flagged but guard Matt Slauson was later fined $10,000 for violating league rules.

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