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Andre Johnson inactive for Texans preseason opener

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Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has resumed practicing since an early-camp groin injury, and isn’t known to have suffered any setbacks. But the organization is playing it cautiously with its 31-year-0ld, All-Pro skill-position player, deactivating Johnson for Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Panthers.

Per Nick Scurfield of the Texans’ website, impressive rookie Keshawn Martin will start in Johnson’s place. Martin appears to have passed spring sensation Lestar Jean on the depth chart.

Among Houston’s other notable inactives are linebacker Brian Cushing (virus) and defensive end J.J. Watt (elbow dislocation). Cushing, like Johnson, should be fine. Watt is due back by Week One.

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11 Responses to “Andre Johnson inactive for Texans preseason opener”
  1. illadelphiasphinest says: Aug 11, 2012 6:15 PM

    He’s done. He has all the talent in the world, but he just can’t stay on the field.

  2. thekingdave says: Aug 11, 2012 6:41 PM

    Ugh. Like I’ve said countless times before, this “injury prone” crap is a recent event, with 2007 and 2011 being the only seasons to give the label any sort of credence. Very hard to drill facts into the brains of certain people.

  3. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 11, 2012 6:45 PM

    He will be over drafted in fantasy. Without a doubt he’s an elite talent, but he’s missed 12 games in the past two seasons.

  4. prplpuzzetrz says: Aug 11, 2012 6:50 PM

    Johnson , just like Kenny Britt ( obviously just in terms of talent) are both so freaking talented but man, they just cannot stay on the field! Really to bad, Johnson is already 31 yrs of age…. In terms of mileage…. He is just breaking in, cause half of his career has been spent on a stationary bike! Too bad, he is a class act

  5. tigers182 says: Aug 11, 2012 7:07 PM

    Martin is going to be a stud in this league.

  6. thekingdave says: Aug 11, 2012 7:18 PM

    Missing 22 out of 144 games equals 50%? Thanks for the math lesson!

  7. twreck13 says: Aug 11, 2012 8:00 PM

    Oh come on king Dave, normally when he’s playing he’s playing through an injury. Don’t act like some know it all

  8. thekingdave says: Aug 11, 2012 8:36 PM

    A) You could say that about the vast majority of NFL players
    B) I don’t claim to know it all, I just watched AJ suit up for many terrible teams from 2002 until last season. He kept his mouth shut, came to work, and rarely missed a game. He was on some teams that blew games in epic fashion and was a consummate pro the whole time. With that being said, when he suffers his first multiple injury season and misses more games than played, it bothers me to see him inaccurately criticized as some worthless bum who’s been hurt more than healthy in his career. It just isn’t true.

  9. prplpuzzetrz says: Aug 11, 2012 9:05 PM

    King Dave can be defensive, but we all know the history! As a fan, I would love nothing more than to see him on the field every game. But the bottom line is between being injured & out or he is playing @ just 80% because of some ailment! TWreck stated fact!

  10. doublebro says: Aug 11, 2012 9:34 PM

    He’s fine….no point in playing 12 snaps of a scrimmage. Had it counted he like Cushing and possibly even Watt would have gone. Nothing to see here.

  11. gaykegayden says: Aug 11, 2012 10:35 PM

    King Dave in all his royalty is correct. All of you “haters” are a bunch of front running fan boys who discovered the great Andre Johnson last season and assumed he’d had chronic injuries every season. Wrong and wrong. Gayke Gayden has laid down the law.

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