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Texans Vs. Panthers Inactive List: Andre Johnson, Brian Cushing, Others Out Against Carolina

In the Houston Texans are taking part in their first preseason game of the 2012 NFL season when they travel to take on the Carolina Panthers. However, the Texans will be missing eight players on Saturday night.

The most notable players out are wide receiver Andre Johnson who is being held out for precautionary reasons due to a groin injury he suffered earlier in camp, and also linebacker Brian Cushing who is out due to a virus that caused him to spend two nights in the hospital. Replacing Cushing in the lineup will be Mister Alexander, and with Johnson out it will allow other wide receivers to step up.

Texans inactive list:

WR Andre Johnson
LB Brian Cushing
DE J.J. Watt
DE Jared Crick
WR Bryant Johnson
WR Jerrell Jackson
DT Ra'Shon Harris
LB Greg Williams

Panthers inactive list:

LB Jon Beason
LB Thomas Davis
CB Brandon Hogan
OG Andre Ramsey
WR Rico Wallace
WR David Gettis
G Mike Pollak

Read more on the Texans at the Battle Red Blog and head over to Cat Scratch Reader for more on the Panthers. Check out the SB Nation NFL hub page for additional news and analysis around the league.

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