David Quessenberry returns, Braxton Miller, Whitney Mercilus, others sidelined

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The Houston Texans got David Quessenberry back on the field for the first time in three years.

I already mentioned earlier that it’s being reported that Texans’ left tackle Duane Brown is holding out due to a contract dispute.

Despite Brown holding out, there is some good news.

Texans’ offensive lineman David Quessenberry was back on the field for the first time in three years after overcoming his battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma

The Texans are dealing with some injuries though.

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Second-year wide receiver Braxxton Miller, linebackers Brian Cushing and Whitney Mercilus weren’t practicing.

Here’s a full rundown of the injuries from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle:

"Texans veteran linebackers Brian Cushing and Whitney Mercilus were sidelined Tuesday during an organized team activity.Cushing underwent shoulder surgery following the Texans’ playoff loss to the New England Patriots. He worked on the side with several teammates.That included cornerback Kevin Johnson (foot surgery), safeties K.J. Dillon (anterior cruciate ligament) and Eddie Pleasant and rookie running back D’Onta Foreman. An unsigned third-round draft pick, Foreman is dealing with a hamstring injury and is still working to get into optimal football shape.Starting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz wasn’t practicing.Braxton Miller wasn’t practicing along with fellow wide receivers Chris Thompson, Deante’ Gray and Justin Hardee."

It’s a good thing it’s only May.  I certainly hope this list completely dissipates as we get closer to training camp.

On the bright side, J.J. Watt was back on the field practicing with his teammates after missing most of last season.