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Andre Johnson inactive at Denver

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 26, 2010 – 1:36 pm

Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has been declared inactive for today’s game against the Denver Broncos. Jacoby Jones will start in his place.

Johnson revealed on Friday that the high-ankle sprain that has bothered him since Week 2 injury has gotten worse, leading to pain around his Achilles tendon. He did not practice all week, although he was able to jog before the Texans’ practice on Friday. He said that the risk of causing further damage to his ankle was something that he was considering this week.

The only previous game that Johnson missed this season was in Week 4 at Oakland. Despite missing that game, he ranked fourth in the league with 1,216 receiving yards heading into this weekend.

Johnson needed 284 yards in the final two games to become the first receiver in NFL history with 1,500 yards in three consecutive seasons. He also had a chance to join Jerry Rice as the only player ever to lead the league in receiving yards in three consecutive seasons.

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