Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is officially back in the starting lineup for the Houston Texans. Johnson was expected to play earlier this week but his exact playing status was uncertain. Johnson practiced all week for the Texans, but he was also listed on their injury report as probable. Johnson has not played since he injured his hamstring back on Oct. 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Getting Johnson back is huge for the Texans since they are without starting quarterback Matt Schaub for the rest of the year and due to injury and are going with Matt Leinart. Leinart has not started a game since his days as an Arizona Cardinal so he will need all the help he can get with Johnson back in the lineup.