Texans receiver Andre Johnson has reportedly dodged a bullet from the league office, as the NFL has decided not to suspend Johnson for punching Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan on Sunday.
Mark Berman of FOX 26 Sports is reporting that Johnson will be fined but not suspended.
That means Johnson will play Thursday night against the Eagles in a very big game for the Texans, who are 5-6 and one game behind the Jaguars and Colts in the AFC South. Having to face Johnson could be trouble for the Eagles, whose pass defense struggled as they fell to 7-4 in a loss to the Bears Sunday.
There’s no word on the amount of Johnson’s fine, or on the league’s discipline for Finnegan.