The Josh Johnson era in Houston has come to an end

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The Texans have apparently seen sufficient progress from the quarterback position that they only need two.

The team announced a handful of transactions, including the release of quarterback Josh Johnson.

They also made official the waiver-claim of running back Andre Ellington, the promotion of wide receiver Cobi Hamilton from the practice squad, and the placement of running back D'Onta Foreman on injured reserve.

Ditching Johnson leaves them with just Tom Savage and T.J. Yates at quarterback. A week ago, it was nearly a question if it was time for a change. But Savage came back with a positive result (leading them back to a win over the Cardinals), so Johnson is now surplus to requirements.

The Texans were Johnson’s 10th NFL team. He began with the Buccaneers and plowed through stints with the 49ers, Browns, Bengals, Jets, Colts, Bills, Ravens, and Giants as well. There was also that stint with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL.

12 responses to “The Josh Johnson era in Houston has come to an end

  1. Wow, can workouts be misleading. This guy obviously had 10 workouts that were good enough to get him signed. There’s always a coach that thinks they can coach up a guy with physical talent. The QB position is between the ears. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are still winning super bowls, and they can hardly walk.

  2. Not saying Josh Johnson is a franchise QB…but Savage and Yates? Bill O’Brien won’t recognize a good QB other than Brady…and Watson fell in his lap!

  3. He seriously has had a good career. You can’t hang around the NFL that long without a little talent, and the league minimum at his seniority is nearly a million a year. Hope he saves his money.

  4. charliecharger says:
    November 22, 2017 at 12:03 pm
    Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are still winning super bowls, and they can hardly walk.
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    Brady is still winning Super Bowls and he walks around just fine. Manning isn’t capable of moving at football speed anymore but he sure seems to be walking from commercial sets to the bank just fine

  5. janvanflac says:
    November 22, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Wonder who holds the record for most NFL teams played for?

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    I don’t know if Johnson would be considered playing for the Texans, but as far as I know that would be J.T. O’Sullivan. He played for the Packers, Bears, Lions, and Vikings (whole division) he also played for the 49ers, Saints, Patriots, Panthers, Bengals, Chargers and Raiders. 11 Total.

  6. …always like Josh Johnson….played well in Tampa Bay but they didn’t want to groom him as the qb of the future. I hope he gets to play for One more team …..Cardinals?…Bucs again?….Browns?…Fins.

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