After cutting 2017 third-round back D'Onta Foreman, the Texans executed a trade for Johnson from the Cleveland Browns. The 25-year-old Johnson has since been dealing with a hamstring injury. Also in Houston's RB room are Higdon, Buddy Howell, Damarea Crockett, Josh Ferguson, Cullen Gillaspia and Taiwan Jones.
Jets QB Zach Wilson medically cleared, expected to play Sunday vs. Steelers
Jets QB Zach Wilson has been medically cleared, head coach Robert Saleh announced Wednesday, saying that he could play Sunday against the Steelers if all continues to go well.
Saints QB Jameis Winston held out of Wednesday's practice, expected to return Thursday
Jameis Winston (back) and receivers Michael Thomas (foot) and Jarvis Landry (ankle) did not participate in the Saints' practice session in London. Fortunately for New Orleans, the absences weren't too concerning.
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Joe Judge says Patriots won't 'turn the offense on its head' with Mac Jones likely out
The Patriots have predictably been mum about exactly how long Mac Jones will be out with his ankle injury, but in the meantime, veteran Brian Hoyer is expected to step in with rookie Bailey Zappe waiting in the wings.
Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence, Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson lead Players of the Week
Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Atlanta running back Cordarrelle Patterson lead the Players of the Week.
Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel on Bengals QB Joe Burrow: 'Coming off the bus, I see swag'
Mike McDaniel respects Joe Burrow's drip. Asked Tuesday what he sees watching the Bengals quarterback, McDaniel noted Burrow's swag before turning to on-field analysis.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott dealing with swelling, no timeline to start throwing
There had been some speculation that Dak Prescott could return in Week 4 against the Washington Commanders, but Week 5 versus the L.A. Rams sounds like the earliest at this stage, depending on how the rehab goes.
Ron Rivera 'not worried' about Wentz after woeful game vs. Eagles: 'Carson's going to bounce back'
Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a brutal outing in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia, but head coach Ron Rivera says he isn't concerned.
Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson 'looking forward' to Philadelphia return: 'I understand that city'
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said Monday he's looking forward to his return to Philadelphia – no matter the reaction he receives.
Bills sign former Vikings, Colts CB Xavier Rhodes to practice squad
With a defensive backfield depleted by injuries, the Bills are signing three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Xavier Rhodes, NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo reported.
Browns DE Myles Garrett suffered shoulder, biceps strains in crash; status for Week 4 uncertain
Cleveland Browns three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Myles Garrett sustained shoulder and biceps strains along with multiple lacerations in a one-car crash Monday, the team announced Tuesday.
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