During a zoom conference call Friday, Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said RB Duke Johnson is "trending in the right direction," according to Drew Dougherty of Houston Texans TV. O'Brien added the Texans "will have to wait and see how he does today, and how he looks 'when we get up there' to Pittsburgh."
The Texans need every healthy body on the field against a fierce Steelers defense. Johnson may not add much if he plays Sunday, but a trusted receiver and solid secondary runner add depth on offense. Johnson would be nothing more than a desperation flex option Sunday.
Sep 23 · 6:37 PM EDT
Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday.