The #Texans made the following transactions:
– Placed LB Neville Hewitt and RB David Johnson on the Reserve/COVID-19 List
– Placed FB Paul Quessenberry on the practice squad/COVID-19 List
— Houston Texans PR (@TexansPR) December 27, 2021
Johnson, 29, 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 last year as part of the DeAndre Hopkins deal. Johnson stood to make a base salary of $7,950,000 in 2021 when he restructured his contract earlier this year.
In 2021, Johnson has appeared in 12 games for the Texans and rushed for 200 yards on 62 carries with 29 receptions for 217 yards and one touchdown.