Texans CB Lonnie Johnson sent off during practice with Packers

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Once teams have been in training camp for a while, you start to hear players talk about looking forward to hitting guys who play for other teams.

Texans rookie cornerback Lonnie Johnson got his first chance to do that on Monday when the Texans took the field for a joint practice with the Packers. Johnson, a second-round pick earlier this year, may have done a little more hitting than anyone wanted to see, however.

A brief scuffle broke out after the Packers took issue Johnson standing over tight end Jace Sternberger after doling out a hit and had another hard hit on wide receiver Trevor Davis later in the session. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien eventually pulled Johnson from the session.

“That’s between me and Lonnie, it’s not a big deal,” O’Brien said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “It was a play that developed over there, and it was time for Lonnie to head to the showers.”

Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari called Johnson’s hit on Sternberger “uncalled for” and Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that Packers head coach Matt LaFleur felt the same way. LaFleur also delivered that message to O’Brien with the two teams set to work together again on Tuesday.

11 responses to “Texans CB Lonnie Johnson sent off during practice with Packers

  1. I’m just excited to hear that some Texans player is finally covering a tight end successfully.

  2. It was a clear cheap shot after a perfect pass over the middle that Jace held onto💪 after the hit that knocked his helmet off. Both sidelines cleared and some pushing and shoving ended fairly quickly.

    Overall practice went well and the Pack looked good. The Packers pass rushers dominated the Texans OL. Some bright spots on offense as well and my boy FB Danny Vitale just keeps impressing like I said he would. LaFleur said about Danny: “He’s been awesome. Smart guy.” LaFleur’s offensive scheme is designed for a pass-catching FB and Danny has been that and much more.

    No big injuries today and that’s always a positive. Hopefully more of the same tomorrow.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  3. You can’t hit Packers in practice (or games) without receiving a strong, manly, violent testosterone-filled hissy fit in return. Get with the program, Lonnie! LOL

  4. Joint practices have ALWAYS turned out like this – long as I can remember. I wonder what coaches think they get out of joint practices.

    Good thing the usual rocket scientists are here to explain what it all means – in their usual gibberish.

  5. Except for in the 70’s and 80’s when the Packers were literally the laughing stock of the NFL. Those years don’t exist for many of the delusional Packers’ fans. The ones that think they actually own the team. LOL.

  6. terrystown says:
    August 6, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Except for in the 70’s and 80’s when the Packers were literally the laughing stock of the NFL. Those years don’t exist for many of the delusional Packers’ fans.

    +++++

    What are you even talking about?

    The 70s and 80s will always be a part of the team’s history and it was painful to support a team that experienced so little success. It’s why I laugh when the millennials on here call the fanbase “entitled”.

    And you know what, the 70s and 80s is what allowed me to properly enjoy the 96 and 2010 Superbowl homeboys.

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