Texans vs. Ravens: Duke Johnson inactive for Week 2

Duke Johnson #25 of the Houston Texans (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
Duke Johnson #25 of the Houston Texans (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /
Duke Johnson, Houston Texans
Duke Johnson #25 of the Houston Texans (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans will be without one of their main running backs in Week 2.

The Houston Texans released their inactives for their Week 2 game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday late afternoon. The Texans will be without running back Duke Johnson who does a good deal for the Texans when his number is called.

Johnson has been dealing with an ankle injury all week as he was limited in practice, and listed as questionable on Friday. In the Houston Texans season opener last Thursday, Johnson had five carries for 14 yards, as he played in 14 offensive snaps.

Not having Johnson in the lineup hurts the Houston Texans for purposes of having a veteran player to pair with starting running back David Johnson as a second option for the Texans rushing game. Plus having Johnson as a dependable player in the backfield who can catch passes is nice to have.

Below the official Houston Texans PR Twitter page listed the inactives for the Week 2 game:

As for the other inactives for the Houston Texans they are in good shape as Cornell Armstrong (cornerback), Jonathan Greenard (outside linebacker), Peter Kalambayi (inside linebacker), Charlie Heck (offensive tackle) and Pharoh Brown (tight end) were expected inactives for this game.

The Houston Texans did have some good news with wide receiver Brandin Cooks being healthy enough for this game against Baltimore, as he was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

The Houston Texans should be good with healthy players entering the Week 2 game in Houston, but keep an eye on Cooks (quad), and offensive tackle Tytus Howard (ankle) as they did have some issues this past week with their injuries.

Houston and Baltimore kickoff on CBS at 3:25 p.m. CT on Sunday with the Texans being 0-1 and coming off a loss against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Baltimore Ravens won their season opener last week by defeating Cleveland Browns, 38-6.

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Last season the Ravens defeated the Texans, 41-7 with the Ravens leading the all-time series at 9-2.