The most annoying thing about preseason NFL games is that you don’t usually get to see your favorite players on the field for long. Houston Texans fans who will be attending Saturday night’s preseason debut against the Cardinals won’t get to see two key offensive players suit up.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) August 7, 2014
This doesn’t come as a big surprise as both players have been missing in action recently at training camp. On July 28th Johnson hurt his hamstring during a drill and has yet to practice since. The day before Foster got hurt but the team has not disclosed exactly what’s wrong with him as of yet.
But there is good news: the team has announced that rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will in fact play and make his NFL debut. Clowney has been bothered by hip soreness since being carted off the field at training camp on Saturday, but head coach Bill O’Brien has stated that he’s perfectly fine and the team is limiting his snaps to a sort of pitch count.