Found December 08, 2011 on Fox Sports:
RISERS Chris Johnson, RB, TEN - Johnson followed up a 190-yard rushing performance in Week 12 by running for 153 yards and two touchdowns last week. He finally appears to be back. Johnson has averaged 7.5 YPC over that two-game span and has eclipsed 150 yards from scrimmage in three of his past four contests (although he gained just 28 total yards in the other). An easier schedule has helped, but Johnson's play has really picked up as well, as his explosion appears to have returned. In fact, Johnson has broken a whopping 10 tackles over the past two games; to put that into perspective, Ray Rice, Shonn Greene and Cedric Benson each have broken a total of 15 tackles all season. With upcoming matchups against the Saints and Colts, Johnson suddenly looks like a top-five fantasy back again. C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF - Spiller totaled 102 yards and ran for a touchdown (another was nullified by a shaky penalty) Sunday, marking his best game as a pro. It was his first score since Week 1...

Texans WR Johnson out for Bengals game

Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Johnson suffered a mild left hamstring injury in last week's game against the Atlanta Falcons. It was his second game back after being sidelined for six games with a right hamstring injury. The perennial Pro Bowler has 31 catches for 471 yards and two touchdowns...

Texans' WR Johnson out for Sunday's game

HOUSTON (AP) -- Texans star receiver Andre Johnson will sit out Sunday's game at Cincinnati with a strained left hamstring. Johnson hurt himself chasing down a deep pass from rookie T.J. Yates late in the third quarter of last week's 17-10 win over Atlanta. Johnson didn't practice all week, and coach Gary Kubiak said Friday that he would keep him out of Sunday's...

Raiders’ Chris Johnson leaves team after family tragedy

Oakland Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson left the team Wednesday to be with his family in Texas after a shooting left his sister dead and his mother severely wounded. Jennifer Johnson, 33, was shot and killed on Wednesday. Her mother, Della Johnson, was also wounded in the incident but is expected to survive. Police arrested Jennifer's estranged boyfriend, 46-year-old Eugene...

Chris Johnson returns to Raiders after death of sister

Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson is back with the team today after traveling to Texas to be with his family following the death of his sister and wounding of his mother in a shooting. Johnson did not speak to the media, but Raiders coach Hue Jackson told reporters that Johnson wanted to be back around his…

Andre Johnson Will be a Game-time Decision

According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer,  Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said during a conference call,  that wide receiver Andre Johnson will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. Johnson pulled his left hamstring during this past Sunday’s win over the Falcons.  Although his injury isn’t as serious as the [...]

Texans Rule Out Andre Johnson

According to Nick Scurfield of,  Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has ruled out wide receiver Andre Johnson for this week’s game against the Bengals. With Johnson being out this week,  this will mark the seventh game of the season that he’s missed.  He missed six games already with a right hamstring injury and now [...]

CB Johnson leaves Raiders after sister is killed, mother shot in dispute

Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson left for Ft. Worth, Texas, after learning his sister had been murdered and his mother shot in a domestic dispute.

Raiders notes: Cornerback Johnson's sister shot, killed, report says

ALAMEDA – Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson was in the Dallas area Wednesday following the death of a family member, coach Hue Jackson said. Chris Johnson The Raiders player is in the Dallas area after a report said family members were shot outside a Fort Worth apartment complex.

Texans-Bengals Preview

The injuries keep piling up for the Houston Texans, but they have still found a way to string together a franchise-record six straight wins. The slumping Cincinnati Bengals would settle for one victory at this point. With All-Pro wide receiver Andre Johnson questionable, rookie third-string quarterback T.J. Yates will be under center for the Texans on Sunday when they could clinch...
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