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Top Lonnie Johnson News

  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Moving to cornerback

    Johnson will shift back to cornerback beginning in Week 11, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Johnson has been the starting strong safety for the Texans since Week 4 after Eric Murray was benched. Johnson, a cornerback by trade, has struggled at safety, and despite his three interceptions on the year, will be moved back to his natural position. He will likely be utilized in a rotation with Terrance Mitchell and Desmond King as the team continues to look for the right combination in the secondary.

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  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Another pick

    Johnson recorded nine tackles and one interception in Sunday's 31-5 loss to the Cardinals.

    Johnson picked off Kyler Murray late in the third quarter with the game well out of hand. He's now recorded three interceptions in his last four games, while also racking up a combined 26 tackles in that span.

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  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Gets another INT

    Johnson recorded four tackles, an interception and pass defended in Sunday's 25-22 loss to the Patriots.

    Johnson's interception was his second in as many weeks and of his career overall. The third-year pro continues to play a major role on the Texans' defense after moving to a starting role towards the end of last season. Johnson will try to keep his interception steak going in Week 6 against the Colts.

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  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Grabs INT in loss

    Johnson recorded eight tackles (five solo), one pass breakup and one interception during Sunday's 40-0 loss to the Bills.

    Johnson intercepted quarterback Josh Allen on the Bills' first offensive play of the contest, but his play did little to create any momentum for the Texans in what quickly turned into a blowout loss. The third-year pro played 100 and 83 percent of defensive snaps in the Texans previous two games.

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  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Absent from injury report

    Johnson (thigh) is not listed on the Texans' injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns.

    Johnson was limited at Wednesday's practice, but it is now looking like Houston was just erring on the side of caution. Baring any setbacks, look for him to take on his usual role providing depth in the secondary.

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  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Limited in practice Wednesday

    Johnson (thigh) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday.

    Johnson suffered a thigh injury in the Texans' preseason finale and was forced to miss the season opener against the Jaguars. The defensive back's status for Houston's Week 2 contest against the Browns is considered uncertain. Johnson will likely fill a reserve role for the Texan's secondary when he's back to full strength.

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  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Won't play Sunday

    Johnson (thigh) has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Jaguars.

    Johnson hasn't practiced all week due to a thigh issue, and the injury will keep him out for the season opener. It's not yet clear whether he'll be able to return for the Week 2 contest against the Browns, but he should serve as depth in the Texans' secondary once he's fully healthy.

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  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Back at practice

    Johnson (leg) returned to practice Monday, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.

    Johnson suffered a minor leg injury during Saturday's preseason matchup with the Buccaneers. However, his quick return to practice indicates the issue was not serious. The 25-year-old is expected to provide depth in the Texans' secondary this season.

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  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Suffers minor injury Saturday

    Johnson suffered a minor leg injury during Saturday's preseason contest against the Buccaneers, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.

    Johnson and Eric Murray both suffered injuries Saturday, leaving Jonathan Owens as the only healthy strong safety on the Texans' depth chart. Johnson's injury is expected to be minor and shouldn't impact his availability for the season opener Sept. 12. The 25-year-old appeared in all 16 games for Houston last year, registering a career-high 76 tackles.

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  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Back at practice

    Johnson (undisclosed) was activated from NFI list Tuesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    Johnson is one of six safeties on the Texans' roster. After transitioning to the safety position last season, he'll use this camp to continue to compete for reserve reps behind incumbent starter Eric Murray.

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  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: On NFI list

    The Texans placed Johnson on the non-football injury list Wednesday with an unspecified issue, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    Johnson will be sidelined for the start of camp as a result of the transaction. While transitioning from cornerback to safety last season, Johnson appeared in all 16 games and recorded 76 total tackles.

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  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Transitions to safety in 2020

    Johnson transitioned from cornerback to safety in 2020 and finished with 76 tackles.

    Johnson, drafted as a cornerback in the second round of the 2019 draft, successfully transitioned to safety in 2020. He was the team's top-graded safety, per Pro Football Focus. Johnson moved into a full-time role after Justin Reid's season-ending thumb injury in Week 14 and didn't miss a snap over the final three games. Johnson's contract runs through 2022, but his role is unclear pending sweeping changes on a defense that ranked 30th overall in the NFL (24th against the pass).

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  • Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Posts 11 tackles vs. Bengals

    Johnson recorded 11 tackles (six solo) across 76 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

    Johnson set a new career high for single-game tackles, reaching the double-digit mark for the first time. He also played in 100 percent of the snaps Sunday. Through 15 games this season, Johnson has recorded 72 tackles (55 solo).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 213 lbs
Birthplace: Gary, IN
Age: 26
Class: Junior