The Texans cut running backs Tim Cornett and Dennis Johnson on Monday, according to the Houston Chronicle. Johnson rushed for 183 yards in eight games for Houston last season.
Texans running back Dennis Johnson is inactive for Week 17 against the Titans, as expected. Johnson was considered questionable coming into the game with a hip injury, after being unable to practice throughout the week.
The Texans have placed 17 on their Friday injury report as they prepare to play Sunday at Tennessee. But only four have been tagged as anything but probable. They are wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle), who has been ruled out, and running back Dennis Johnson (hip), quarterback Case Keenum (thumb) and linebcker Joe Mays (knee).
A toe injury will keep Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph from playing in the season finale at Tennessee. Running back Deji Karim (clavicle) will also be out while fellow back Dennis Johnson (hip) might miss the game as well.
Texans running back Dennis Johnson had 12 carries for 29 yards in Sunday's 37-13 loss to the Broncos. He also caught two passes for one yard. Johnson had 10 carries at halftime, but yielded most of the carries to Deji Karim in the second half. Johnson may have been injured in the third quarter, but reporters didn't make any note of it during the game or immediately after. The Texans face the Titans in Week 17. With Karim limping off the field in the fourth quarter, it's unclear who will start for the Texans in their season finale.
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