As expected, Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson was officially listed among the inactives for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Johnson has been dealing with a hamstring injury that has kept him on the sidelines for the past five weeks and luckily for the Bucs, that's where he will stay today as he doesn't want to take any chances with Houston on a bye next week. With Johnson out, expect a steady dose of Arian Foster today as he has nearly 160 yards from scrimmage over the Texans' past four games. On the offensive line, the Texans deactivated tackle Andrew Gardner, guard Thomas Austin, and tight end Garrett Graham.
On defense, the Texans will be without safety Danieal Manning who was ruled out with an ankle injury. In the defensive backfield, corner Sherrick McManis is also inactive for the Texans.
The full list of Texans inactives is below:
- WR Andre Johnson
- QB T.J. Yates
- CB Sherrick McManis
- S Danieal Manning
- G Thomas Austin
- T Andrew Gardner
- TE Garrett Graham
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