Houston Texans Rumors: Andre Johnson Out vs. St. Louis Rams?

By Andrew Fisher
Andre Johnson
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The Houston Texans have a crucial week six matchup with the St. Louis Rams this Sunday. The team is reeling after two straight losses and Matt Schaub has his back up against the wall in a big way. The Texans’ QB has been an interception machine as of late and Gary Kubiak has all but come out and said that he’s down to his last start if things don’t turn around in a big hurry. So given that, the Texans were obviously hoping to be near full strength for their showdown with the Rams. As it turns out, that might not be the case.

Reports are coming out of Houston that Andre Johnson‘s status for Sunday is now up in the air. The wide receiver is said to be dealing with a hamstring injury and has missed significant practice time this week. He’s now being called a ‘game-time decision’ for Sunday’s game. In addition to this latest setback, he also suffered in a shin injury in week four and a concussion in week two. It’s safe to say, things haven’t gone as planned for the star WR in 2013.

If you’re Matt Schuab, this is about the opposite of what you want to hear regarding your top pass-catcher. But when you get right down to it, with or without Johnson, the QB has to step up and get the job done. He needs to get his team a win, first and foremost, but he also can’t turn the ball over. Even if the Texans were able to squeak an ugly win, you get the feeling that Kubiak would still make a change at QB.


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