The Houston Texans linebacker joined teammates in 7-on-7 drills for the first time Thursday. Cushing continues to make good progress in his recovery from surgery to repair a torn ACL.
Cushing -- one of the game's preeminent inside linebackers -- immediately made his presence felt, batting down the first pass thrown in his direction.
"It felt great," Cushing said, via the Houston Chronicle. "I've been telling guys, this is the right feeling. I'm playing football, making plays again. It was a long offseason, but I've got no worries now, no residual effects. No pain. I can plant and cut. Everything feels normal again."