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HOUSTON Houston Texans head coach Bill O Brien had some good news on Monday in regards to injured linebacker Brian Cushing.

He ll be back for training camp, O Brien said.

Cushing did not participate in last month s mini-camp and has not practiced with the squad during organized team activities. However, O Brien is impressed with what he has been able to do during that time getting everyone else caught up.

He s out there every day. He s one of the leaders of our football team, O Brien said. He s played a lot of football and played well for this organization. He s out there taking mental reps and helping the younger guys.

Cushing has been medically cleared by team doctors after another grueling recovery process.

Brian Cushing is a team guy. He is a team first guy. He wants to win, O Brien said. He is getting a lot of mental reps. There is not much that he can do about what ails him.

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