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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:09:06 -0800
Making his first-ever NFL start while filling in for Dennis Johnson, Houston Texans RB Jonathan Grimes rolled off team highs in rushing (50) and receiving yards (76). The 5-foot-10, 209-pound back from William & Mary also recorded the Texans' lone touchdown, via a 3-yard score with 9 minutes, 37 seconds left in the first quarter. "I usually just hand the ball to the (referee). I told him … 'I want to keep this one,' " said Grimes, who rushed 16 times and caught all six of his targeted passes. "It was my first one and I wanted to bring that home to my pops."
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:45:53 -0800
The Houston Texans have declared OG Alex Kupper, QB Case Keenum, OG Cody White, RB Dennis Johnson, WR DeVier Posey, LB Joe Mays, FB Toben Opurum inactive for Week 17.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:03:34 -0800
Houston Texans RB Dennis Johnson (hip) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.
Fantasy Tip: Owners probably should not use Johnson this week because he is not expected to be the team's main running back if he plays in the game.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:50:09 -0800
Houston Texans RB Dennis Johnson (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:45:01 -0800
Houston Texans RB Dennis Johnson (hip) is considered questionable for Week 17 because of a hip injury.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:01:52 -0800
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was put on the Injured Reserve Wednesday, Dec. 18, after suffering his fifth cracked rib. However, Tate tweeted that he doesn't have a cracked rib but instead re-injured his other ribs that hadn't healed. RB Dennis Johnson will start in Tate's place with RB Deji Karim serving as his backup.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:57:40 -0800
The Houston Texans have placed RB Ben Tate (ribs) on Injured Reserve.
Fantasy Tip: Dennis Johnson likely will start the final two games of the season with Tate out. Johnson could be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option for owners in deeper leagues. He likely will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues than in standard leagues.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:52:49 -0800
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Ben Tate (ribs) will remain the team's starting running back even though RB Dennis Johnson rushed for more yards in the team's Week 12 game. Tate rushed for one yard on seven carries while Johnson rushed for 74 yards on 13 carries.
Fantasy Tip: Tate likely will be a risky play while he is dealing with his injured ribs because he probably will be limited by the injury. Johnson likely will be at least a flex option most weeks.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 05:05:57 -0800
Houston Texans RB Dennis Johnson rushed 13 times for a season-high 74 yards in Week 12. RB Ben Tate had just seven carries for one yard, and the team liked the way Johnson looked running the ball. "We had planned on playing DJ (Johnson) some, but when he went in and he just looked so good running the ball so we played him a little bit more," head coach Gary Kubiak said.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:18:38 -0800
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is listed as probable for Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: Tate probably will get most of the work at running back as long as he is able to play with the injury. He should be seen as a No. 2 running back or a flex option. Dennis Johnson could be a flex option in deeper leagues because he will play when Tate needs a break.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:56:37 -0800
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, hamstring) is reportedly dealing with a disc problem in his back. He'll receive treatment from a specialist in hopes of avoiding season-ending surgery.
Fantasy Tip: This isn't what you want to hear if you're a Foster owner. He dealt with a disc problem this preseason, but was able to recover from it. This time around, it appears to be more serious. Cover your bases with RB depth if you own him. Ben Tate and some combination of Dennis Johnson and Deji Karim will fill in in the meantime.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:19:26 -0800
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, hamstring) missed his third straight practice Friday, Nov. 8, and has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said Foster has seen multiple specialists for his back injury, but there is no timetable for his recovery. RB Ben Tate will start and is expected to see the bulk of the workload. RB Dennis Johnson is expected to spell Tate, and Houston is leaning toward using RB Deji Karim as the third running back.
Fantasy Tip: Tate should be in your lineup if you own him. Consider him an RB2 or flex. Johnson looked solid in tandem with Tate last week but should only be used as a flex in cavernous formats.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:08:54 -0800
Houston Texans RB Dennis Johnson could have a bigger role in the offense if RBs Arian Foster (back) and Ben Tate (ribs) are limited or miss the game.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:09:22 -0800
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Tate has a good chance to play Week 10 and probably would be the starting running back because of the injury to Arian Foster. Tate should be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option if he starts. Dennis Johnson could be an option in very deep leagues because he could get some playing time during the game.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:22:37 -0800
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6, because of a back injury. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said Foster is meeting with doctors to have the injury diagnosed.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to wait for the diagnosis to come out and monitor his practice participation during the week before getting a better idea about Foster's status for Week 10. This doesn't look good, however. He's been beat up since training camp and will probably be limited if he does suit up against the Arizona Cardinals. Ben Tate, who is nursing cracked ribs, should receive the bulk of the carries, and Dennis Johnson could also see valuable touches if Foster doesn't play.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:56:40 -0700
The Houston Texans have signed free-agent LB Tavares Gooden (49ers) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (Panthers). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also signed RB Dennis Johnson off the Cleveland Browns' practice squad and practice squad RB Ray Graham to their active roster.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 15:42:40 -0700
The Houston Texans plan to sign RB Dennis Johnson off the practice squad roster of the Cleveland Browns Monday, Oct. 28.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 05:55:12 -0700
The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent WR Arceto Clark (Seahawks) and re-signed RB Dennis Johnson to the practice squad. WR Jasper Collins was cut.
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 09:36:20 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have released RB Dennis Johnson.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 01:10:39 -0700
The Cleveland Browns continued to overhaul their roster on Sunday, Sept. 1, releasing OL Caylin Hauptmann, OL Jarrod Shaw and FB Brad Smelley. The team also claimed TE's MarQueis Gray and Keavon Milton, RB's Dennis Johnson and Bobby Rainey, OL Patrick Lewis and LB Brandon Magee off waivers.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:09:38 -0700
The Houston Texans cut RB Dennis Johnson Friday, Aug. 30, losing a spirited battle to RB Cierre Wood. Johnson had an issue fumbling during the preseason, and ultimately that is what cost him a potential job.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:16:54 -0700
Houston Texans RBs Cierre Wood, Deji Karim and Dennis Johnson are expected to compete for one roster spot during training camp.
Wed, 15 May 2013 12:45:42 -0700
Houston Texans RBs Deji Karim, Cierre Wood, George Winn, Dennis Johnson and Ray Graham are expected to compete for the No. 3 running back job during offseason workouts and training camp.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 19:22:16 -0700
The Houston Texans agreed to terms with undrafted free agents CB Johnny Adams, CB A.J. Bouye, WR Marlon Brown, G Bryan Collins, WR Andy Cruse, LB Ja'Gared Davis, LB Evan Frierson, RB Dennis Johnson, S Orhian Johnson, G Alex Kupper, WR Alec Lemon, WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, OT Dann O'Neill, P Andre Shapiro, WR Michael X. Smith, S Jawanza Starling, LB Justin Tuggle and RB George Winn Sunday, April 28.
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 13:33:56 -0700
University of Arkansas RB Dennis Johnson has met with the Houston Texans and San Diego Chargers. Johnson also has worked out privately for the New England Patriots.