Kubiak expects Andre Johnson active against 49ers
Aug/12/12 11:22 PM Filed in: Andre Johnson
Last night’s game led to plenty of talk about how the Texans defense was ahead of its offense right now.
It’s true, but a big part of it involved the personnel. You didn’t see much of running back Arian Foster, and receiver Andre Johnson wasn’t active.
That is expected to change this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers.
“It’s Sunday, but yeah, he should play,” Kubiak said of Johnson. “If everything goes according to schedule, he should play this week.”
In the Texans’ second preseason game, Kubiak plans to play the first team for a quarter and a half. Johnson won’t get quite that much time.
Johnson said during a sideline interview in Charlotte that he could have played Saturday night. Kubiak concurred, but said it just didn’t make sense to risk playing Johnson given that he’s behind in practice reps. Add to that the fact that Kubiak is already having difficulty getting enough reps for his evaluations of the young receivers and you have more reasons to sit Johnson than play him.