Brian Cushing returned to the Texans on Tuesday after serving a 10-game suspension for his 2nd PEDs violation. The former 1st round pick is eligible to play this Sunday against the Titans, but Head Coach Bill O'Brien was non-committal about putting Cushing on the field right away.
"I just saw him. He's been away from us for a while. First things first, we got to get caught up, see where he's at, see how he's doing, and then kind of go from there."
O'Brien was also asked if he feels Cushing let the team down, "I’m not going to go down that road. I think that everybody makes mistakes and sometimes you pay for your mistakes in different ways."
If the Texans decide to keep Cushing for the 2018 season, it will cost them $9.7 million towards next year's salary-cap.
However, if Cushing fails another PED test, he will be suspended for at least two years.