Andre Johnson Injury Update: All-Pro WR Out For Sunday's Game

While All-Pro WR Andre Johnson's recovery from a hamstring injury he suffered on Oct. 2 against Pittsburgh has gone according to the initial 6-8 week timetable, the Houston Texans training staff has decided to hold him out of Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 John McClain 
Gary Kubiak says andre Johnson will not play against Tampa bay.

With a bye week coming up, the team clearly wanted to take all possible precautions before putting him back out on the field. Now, he'll have a full eight weeks off if he returns for Houston's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 27.

In Johnson's absence, the Texans have become a more ground-oriented offense, and they should have success against Tampa Bay's rushing defense, which gives up 132.4 yards a game, 26th in the NFL.

If the Buccaneers stack the line of scrimmage, it would be a great chance for one of Houston's other wide-outs -- Kevin Walter, Jacoby Jones or the recently acquired Derrick Mason -- to make a play for QB Matt Schaub down the field.

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