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Andre Johnson out, Owen Daniels shaky for Thursday

Andre Johnson AP

The Texans don’t have to wait long before they try to erase the memory of their rough loss to the Panthers.

Houston faces the red-hot Colts on Thursday. Indianapolis is attempting to win a game that will only annoy most of their fans.

In theory, this should be a blowout. In reality, the Texans are starting their third-string quarterback without Andre Johnson in the lineup.

Coach Gary Kubiak announced Tuesday that Johnson won’t play. Tight end Owen Daniels is also shaky to play after missing practice Tuesday because a sore knee.

The Texans need to win to keep hope alive for a playoff bye. We’re going to be very interested to see how they respond to what was their most disappointing game of the year.

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14 Responses to “Andre Johnson out, Owen Daniels shaky for Thursday”
  1. shinook777 says: Dec 20, 2011 3:20 PM

    first

  2. dalucks says: Dec 20, 2011 3:25 PM

    This is terrible news if the only two guys on the team who can catch the football cannot play. This is bad. Andre was expected by Owen being out means the Texans will be running Foster and Tate every other down while mixing in screen passes to them also. Hopefully, that will score 21 points on Thursday.

  3. crpease says: Dec 20, 2011 3:44 PM

    ^^ and I’m the first to not give a crap about you being first.

  4. hamcamnewton says: Dec 20, 2011 3:53 PM

    Andre’s better than Calvin.

  5. htown1035 says: Dec 20, 2011 3:59 PM

    Red hot Colts?

    LOL!!

  6. cup0pizza says: Dec 20, 2011 4:06 PM

    So with Daniels possibly/probably out, Dreesen will be a target for TJ Yates, right? Need to know for ffb playoffs. Thanks.

  7. DubZ480 says: Dec 20, 2011 4:16 PM

    Does anyone care? Another “Great” Thursday Night match-up….

  8. durant0s says: Dec 20, 2011 4:33 PM

    I have a feeling OD will play. I saw the play he got hurt on against Carolina, it was more of a funnybone style injury then a real one, will probably just be sore and tight for a few days.

  9. texansfan54 says: Dec 20, 2011 4:42 PM

    cupopizza-

    yes dreesen would fill in and hes been good this year. yates threw a ton of short passes to backs and TE’s last week

  10. detroitrollin22 says: Dec 20, 2011 4:45 PM

    Fantasy Football Bust pick of the Year: Andre Johnson

    and I took him instead of Brees …. Whatta Idiot

  11. fittytuckin says: Dec 20, 2011 8:14 PM

    This team needs a receiving corps overhaul this offseason after we’re bounced in the first round.

  12. b1gwin says: Dec 20, 2011 9:21 PM

    Andre IS better than Calvin……………at standing on the sidelines watching others play while in street clothes.

  13. doe22us says: Dec 21, 2011 12:19 AM

    As good as Andre is when he is on the field, he is developing an injury prone label. Hamstring issues are either due to a lack of conditioning and or lack of stretching, for an elite skill player that he is he has indeed failed woefully at that. And also i picked him in two leagues this year, guess that wont happen next.

  14. txpeta says: Dec 21, 2011 6:15 PM

    You people are clowns…you judge a player based upon how well you do on fantasy football…get a life!

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