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Houston Texans

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January 6, 2021 08:52 AM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Transitions to safety in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

December 29, 2020 03:04 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Posts 11 tackles vs. Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

December 20, 2020 12:12 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Cleared for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Colts.

Johnson will start at free safety in Sunday's divisional game despite being a late addition to the injury report Friday. The second-year defensive back has accrued 52 tackles through 13 games.

December 18, 2020 11:04 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Late addition to injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Colts, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Johnson made his first appearance on the injury report Friday, as he was listed as a limited participant. If Johnson's ruled out, Jonathan Owens should pick up the excess reps behind starting safeties A.J. Moore and Eric Murray.

December 9, 2020 10:56 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Registers eight stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Colts.

Johnson played 68 percent of the snaps on defense and notched a new career high for tackles in a game. The second-year defensive back has started in just one game this season, but this is his third straight outing with more than 65 percent of the defensive snaps. Johnson will look to build on this performance in Week 14 against the Bears.

November 24, 2020 11:08 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Dials up the blitz
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson had five tackles and two quarterback hits in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Patriots.

Johnson worked effectively as a blitzer, getting to quarterback Cam Newton twice and forcing him to throw incomplete on a fourth down that sealed the win. The second-year backup safety plays all over the secondary for the Texans and has 32 tackles over 10 games while playing 51 percent of the snaps.

November 9, 2020 11:52 AM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Solid effort in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson made six solo tackles -- one for a loss -- in Sunday's 27-25 win over the Jaguars.

This was Johnson's second-highest snap share of the year, and he capitalized on the increased reps with a season high in tackles. Johnson's still behind starters Justin Reid and Eric Murray in terms of usage, so he'll be tough to depend on barring an injury to one of those two.

October 27, 2020 06:52 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Sticking at safety
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will continue to work at safety despite the injury to cornerback Bradley Roby (knee), Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

The 2019 second-round pick has been working as Houston's third safety throughout the first half of the season, and interim coach Romeo Crennel said, "We'd be doing the kid a bit of a disservice if we keep bouncing him from position to position. Right now, Lonnie is a safety." Johnson has 20 total tackles through seven games and should continue to play a rotational role at safety even if Roby is sidelined.

October 2, 2020 07:00 AM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Expanding role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (illness) is expected to have a larger role Week 4 with A.J. Moore (hamstring) landing on injured reserve, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Johnson, who was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, filled in for Moore last Sunday and played a season-high 43 snaps (54 percent) in a loss to the Steelers. He's been the third safety to start the season but will see his role expand against the Cowboys, the league's top-ranked passing offense. Johnson's a big-bodied safety-cornerback, representing a physical prototype at the position, and gives the Texans a larger presence in the secondary than Moore.

January 25, 2020 09:32 AM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Could have bigger role in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson finished his rookie season with 41 tackles and seven passes defensed over 14 games in 2019.

Johnson was Houston's second-round draft pick in 2019 and immediately stepped into a significant role. Unfortunately, as a rookie cornerback in the NFL, he did not deliver on the potential of a 54th-overall pick. The Texans believe Johnson will have a good future, per Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com, but he was ranked last at his position by Pro Football Focus. With a few cornerbacks entering free agency or not being brought back, Johnson could move up the depth chart and gain a larger role in 2020, although the Texans are expected to add at least one high-profile, free-agent defensive back.

November 29, 2019 12:44 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Expected back Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (ankle) is expected to play this week against the Patriots, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Johnson sat out Week 12 against the Colts after injuring his ankle the previous week against the Ravens. The rookie cornerback was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday but is trending in the right direction.

November 20, 2019 07:28 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Not playing Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (ankle) is ruled out for Thursday's game against the Colts.

After incurring an ankle injury during this past Sunday's loss to the Ravens, Johnson was unable to practice all week and won't suit up for the divisional clash. Bradley Roby (hamstring) is a game-time call, so if he can't go Johnathan Joseph and Gareon Conley figure to start with Vernon Hargreaves and Keion Crossen rotating in.

November 19, 2019 03:40 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Game-time decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (foot) is a game-time decision ahead of Thursday's clash with the Colts, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Johnson left Sunday's loss to Baltimore after suffering a foot injury in the third quarter. He did not return. Johnson certainly will need to get some amount of practice reps under his belt if he has any chance of facing the Colts on Thursday.

November 17, 2019 03:16 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Leaves game Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (foot) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Ravens.

It's unclear how Johnson suffered the injury, but he was forced to leave the game in the third quarter. As long as he's sidelined, look for Gareon Conley and Keion Crossen to see an increase in depth snaps.

November 13, 2019 05:56 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Clears protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson did not appear on Wednesday's edition of the Week 11 injury report after passing a baseline neurological exam.

Since suffering a concussion during Week 8's win over Oakland, Johnson has passed every phase of the NFL's concussion protocol, resulting in his omission from Wednesday's injury report for Week 11. The 24-year-old cornerback is on track to face Baltimore on Sunday.

October 31, 2019 07:20 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Won't play Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) will not travel to London for Sunday's tilt against the Jaguars.

Johnson suffered a concussion during Week 8's win over the Raiders, so his lack of availability isn't much of a surprise. He'll need to fully clear the league's five-step protocol for head injuries before returning to action.

October 30, 2019 06:24 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Remains in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) didn't participate at Wednesday's practice.

Johnson sustained the concussion during Sunday's win over the Raiders, so it's no real surprise to see him sitting out only a couple days later. The rookie second-round pick will need to fully clear the concussion protocol before retaking the field.

October 27, 2019 07:20 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Suffers concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson exited Sunday's game against the Raiders with a concussion and won't return, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The rookie second-round pick joins the walking wounded among the Texans' secondary, as Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) and Bradley Roby (hamstring) were inactive for this contest. The Texans will finish the contest with Gareon Conley, Keion Crossen and Cornell Armstrong as their remaining cornerbacks.

October 6, 2019 12:16 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Gearing up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) is active for Sunday's game versus the Falcons.

The rookie second-round pick will line up as the Texans' No. 2 corner against a fierce pass attack. Matt Ryan has thrown for at least 300 yards in each game this year, so Johnson will likely look to contain Mohamed Sanu in this contest.

October 5, 2019 11:52 PM
Texans' Lonnie Johnson: Groin injury surfaces
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Falcons.

This injury just popped up on Friday's practice report. Groin injuries can be tricky to overcome on short notice, so Johnson appears to be a true game-time decision. The final verdict will be revealed with the inactives at 11:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Thu 09/10@ KCL 20-3411200000
Sun 09/20vs BALL 16-3330300000
Sun 09/27@ PITL 21-2820200000
Sun 10/04vs MINL 23-3110100000
Sun 10/11vs JACW 30-1412300000
Sun 10/18@ TENL 36-4240400000
Sun 10/25vs GBL 20-3521300000
Sun 11/08@ JACW 27-2560600000
Sun 11/15@ CLEL 7-1010100000
Sun 11/22vs NEW 27-2041500000
Thu 11/26@ DETW 41-2542600000
Sun 12/06vs INDL 20-2642600000
Sun 12/13@ CHIL 7-3631400000
Sun 12/20@ INDL 20-2772900000
Sun 12/27vs CINL 31-37651100000
Sun 01/03vs TENL 38-4113400000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020HOU165765620000000
2019HOU14741347000007
Total3012117 90.027 000-07
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/213
Birthdate:
11/04/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Gary, IN
School:
Kentucky
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: