Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson was shut down for this weekend's game against Jacksonville. I expected this to happen, so it's not surprising. Johnson was less than committal about his playing chances this week after practice, saying he didn't feel like he could go full speed on Wednesday.â†µ
No NFL team can take another lightly, but there was a solid chance the Texans could beat the Jags without Dre. So, giving him another week to make sure his hamstring is fully healed and this won't be a nagging issue is just erring on the side of caution.
That also means he should be back in time for Houston's game against Cincinnati, which is a much tougher game than Jacksonville should be.â†µ