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HOUSTON -- T.J. Yates was just the guy that throws him the balls.
This is the way Andre Johnson saw it two months ago. Well, Johnson knew who Yates was. They were teammates, after all. But Yates was the third-string quarterback and Johnson was the injured wide receiver, so they found each other alone, in the same place, but coming from different directions Johnson from the top, Yates from the bottom.
Rehabilitating from a hamstring injury, Johnson would work on breaking in and out of his routes, and Yates would work on delivering him the ball.
Neither of them knew it at the time, when the Texans were getting ready to play the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 16, but that practice was about to get real.
"Maybe it was a blessing in disguise," Johnson said.
The last time the Texans faced the Ravens, a 29-14 loss in Baltimore, Matt Schaub was Houston's starting quarterback, and neither Johnson nor Yates were even in uniform. When they play them in the divisional round of...
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