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David Johnson hits Texans’ reserve/COVID-19 list

David Johnson, Texans, COVID-19

The Houston Texans are looking to finish the season strong and they’ll have to face the Chicago Bears in Week 14 without one of their offensive starters. According to the team’s personal relations department, the Texans have placed David Johnson on their COVID-19 reserve list on Friday.

Earlier this week, Romeo Crennel gave an update on Johnson, saying the veteran running back may miss this week’s game due to personal reasons. Johnson was absent at practice this week and Crennel refrained from discussing why he was a no-show at practices.

However, it’s evident that Johnson likely came in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or he tested positive himself. There’s also the chance that Johnson is taking precautions after being uncertain of whether or not he was exposed to COVID-19.

Nevertheless, Johnson will be inactive for Sunday’s tilt with the Chicago Bears, putting another dent into his limited season. The former All-Pro running back has played in only nine games this season, having previously done a stint on injured reserve with a concussion.

In the nine games he played in, Johnson rushed for only 452 yards and four touchdowns on 113 attempts. He’s also contributed 16 receptions for 161 yards and a touchdown in the passing game for the Texans.

With Johnson unable to suit up for Houston in Week 14, Duke Johnson will likely see the majority of the touches out of the backfield against the Bears. Though, in the four games Duke has filled in for David, he tallied a mere 201 scrimmage yards and one touchdown.

Seeing that David was placed on the reserve list on Friday, his status for Week 14 is decided, and his status for Week 15 is now in jeopardy. Hopefully David isn’t dealing with something that is of serious concern moving forward.