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I’m Excited and you should be too. The 2009-2010 Rookie of the year is back.

(From the Houstontexans.com Website)

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was back on the practice field Wednesday after a month-long absence for his four-game suspension

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Linebacker Brian Cushing returned was back on the practice field on Wednesday for the first time in a month after his four-game suspension for performance-enhancing substances ended earlier this week.

“It felt great,” Cushing said. “Just the chance to go back out there, running around, have a helmet on, it doesn’t even feel like I’ve missed a step. I’m feeling good, I’m feeling in shape and I’m ready to go for Sunday.”

Cushing spent his suspension in New Jersey working out six days a week with his long-time trainer, Joe DeFranco. Texans coach Gary Kubiak was impressed with Cushing’s conditioning, saying that he is physically “just like he would be opening day.”

“We got him as many reps as we can,” Kubiak said. “It’s just getting back into talking with his teammates, scheme-wise and all those things. We worked with noise today to make it even harder on him. It’s very good to have him back; everybody is very upbeat and glad to have him back on the football field.”

Not surprisingly, Cushing said that he’s proud of his teammates for starting the season 3-1 without him. He has watched tape of every Texans game twice and said he’s 90-95 percent up to speed on knowing his defensive assignments.

“I think I’ll be 100 percent come Sunday,” he said. “It’s just a matter of getting on the field about two or three times and really (ironing) it out. You can go over as many things as you want and go on a chalkboard and watch some film, but in order to fully be prepared, you have to go out there and do it on the field.”

I found this video oh Cushing Working out on his own wile being sidelined.

Think He’s Not Excited??

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