Other roster moves for Houston include:
- Texans activated S A.J. Moore from injured reserve.
- Texans signed RB C.J. Prosise to their active roster.
- Texans promoted ILB Nate Hall, DE Corey Liuget and C/G Greg Mancz to their active roster.
It’s worth mentioning that the NFL changed the rules regarding injured reserve for the 2020 season and players can return from the list in just three weeks.
Johnson, 28, was taken in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cardinals. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $2.992 million contract when he agreed to a three-year, $39 million extension worth up to $45 million.
The Cardinals traded Johnson to the Texans this offseason as part of the DeAndre Hopkins deal.
Johnson stands to make base salaries of $10,200,000 and $7,950,000 over the final two years of the deal.
In 2020, Johnson has appeared in eight games for the Texans and rushed for 408 yards on 103 carries (4 YPC) to go along with 16 receptions for 161 yards receiving and four total touchdowns.
Moore, 24, wound up going undrafted out of Ole Miss back in 2018. He agreed to a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Patriots, but was waived a few months later.
The Texans later claimed Moore off of waivers and he’s been in Houston ever since.
In 2020, Moore has appeared in three games for the Texans and recorded seven tackles and no interceptions.