The Houston Texans have spent the past week nursing themselves into a healthy state, and they welcomed two key pieces back to the field Saturday.
Wide receiver Andre Johnson and linebacker Brian Cushing made their preseason debuts against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night, as Nick Scurfield of the team's official website first reported before the game.
Cushing missed last Saturday's preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers after sitting out four practices and spending two nights in the hospital with a virus. Johnson was bothered by a groin injury early in training camp and didn't dress against the Panthers. But after practicing all week, he was ready to roll.