The Texans announced on Thursday that Team Organized Activities will start on May 20 and continue through until June 6 this offseason – even though linebacker Brian Cushing looks to be a name left absent on the list.
Texans.com insider Nick Scurfield tweeted the following on Friday, stating that Cushing is still likely to miss any form of workout right now as he recovers from ACL surgery.
Brian Cushing (knee) & DeVier Posey (Achilles) not expected to participate in OTAs. T Derek Newton (knee) is a ? #Texans
— Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) March 28, 2013
The bigger news to come out of all of this though, comes from the Chicago Sun Times, who told us yesterday that former New York Jets offensive lineman Matt Slauson is “really sorry” for causing the injury, and “thinks about it all the time” – after trying to call Cushing earlier in the week. Slauson seems legitimate in his apologies, but there’s no word from Cushing himself. Chances are he’s not willing to let bygones be bygones and forget the whole thing. Instead, expect a vocal encounter on the field next season if the Texans meet the Bears at any point, something Slauson is expecting.
At the time, the NFL’s $10,000 fine for Slauson’s actions seemed a little weak, and it’s something a lot of people still like to talk about. Something else that’s interesting in this whole mess is that Mark Sanchez likes to give out phone numbers of other players, but we’ll leave that alone for now.
For those that need a quick reminder of Slauson’s blindside slash on Cushing’s knee during Week 5 of last season, click here.
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