"I just think I was more scared than anything because I felt a little pop," Johnson said after the game. "I didn't know what it was, so I went and got it checked and they let me come back in."
The All-Pro receiver headed to the locker room for further examination after getting his ankle examined on the trainers' table behind the Texans bench.
The good news is Johnson was able to come back in the game. We'll see if he appears on the injury report this week. It's worth keeping an eye on, but as of now he looks good to go for Week 5 at Dallas.
Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm
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Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm
Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm
Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 2. Johnson is ready to go for a great matchup against the Raiders.
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:02pm
Dating back to the beginning of the offseason program, Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins made the kind of improvement expected of young players entering their second seasons. His progress has been consistent and often spectacular. The best indication yet was during three practices with the Broncos. Working against Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib, Hopkins was physical getting off the line of scrimmage and attacking the ball. He didn’t let Talib frustrate him. He took the ball away from Talib more often than not, and the veteran corner gave him his proper respect. Hopkins has improved as a route runner. His ball skills are tremendous. He’s got quick, strong hands. His leaping ability is superb. Watching him work the sideline and the back of the end zone against the Broncos to make one catch after another was amazing.
Hopkins finished as the #50 WR in 2013, posting 52 catches for 802 yards and two touchdowns, a solid season for a rookie wideout playing along an established veteran like Andre Johnson. Since 2000, 1st round rookie wideouts with at least 700 yards receiving have increased their fantasy output by 33% in their second season. If Hopkins sees this kind of increase, he’ll be a very solid WR3.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:34pm
Just a few minutes later, Ryan Fitzpatrick launched a ball to the back of the end zone, high enough that only receiver Andre Johnson could catch it. Johnson tip-toed in-bounds in throwback Andre Johnson fashion, and was enveloped by his teammates.
"I thought Fitzy came out here and worked very well today," Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said.
Foster often ran with the Texans’ first team and displayed his normal acceleration, while Johnson saw some first-team activity.
“They practiced more than they had and it’s a good sign for our football team,” O’Brien said.
Finally some good news for the Texans star skill players. It's yet to be determined if either will play in the next preseason game, but it's at least a step in the right direction that they may be ready for the regular season. Obviously both will come with health risks should you decide to draft them in your league.
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:08pm
Foster and Johnson pretty much have a week to get ready and get some action in preseason Week 3 as preseason Week 4 typically doesn't see regulars play at all.
Foster's health is obviously a concern. He has missed 11 games in the last three years, but did play a full season in 2012 and no longer has Ben Tate to worry about. After finishing in the top 2 in fantasy points per game from 2010 to 2012, he was #19 in that category in 2013. At 27, Foster should have plenty of tread left on his tires, though the injuries seem to be piling up. The team wants to get him more involved in the passing game, which is a good sign for his PPR value. He is a risk-reward pick in the 2nd round. As for Johnson, he has missed valuable reps with new QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in a new offense, but the two should mesh quickly.
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