The Houston Texans have already brought in LB Tim Dobbins to add depth to the middle linebacker position. Brian Cushing and DeMecco Ryans are both coming back from injuries but from head coach Gary Kubiak‘s recent comments, the Texans are more concerned with Cushing.
“I’m concerned,” Kubiak confirmed, per the Houston Chronicle. “He needs to get out here and go to work with his buddies. Obviously he had surgery done and we didn’t have him all offseason, so we couldn’t just throw him out there and watch him. We thought he needed a good week or so … the plan all along has been Thursday, but it could very well be (today). It’s hard to be at your best when you’re missing a lot of time, so we need to get him out there.”
Houston is in the process of installing Wade Phillips‘s 3-4 defense so Cushing is going to have his work cut out for him in 2011. Since being suspended for four games after testing positive for steroids, Cushing’s career has been a real battle. He’s going to have to make some large strides if he plans on getting his career back on the promising path that it looked to be going on a few years ago.