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Duke Johnson Jr.

Duke Johnson Jr. has been released by the Houston Texans

by Dave Kluge | Fri, Feb 26th 12:46pm EST

Adam Schefter is reporting that the Texans have released veteran running back Duke Johnson Jr.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson spent two years in Houston, playing backup to Carlos Hyde in 2019 and backup to David Johnson in 2020. His career 4.4 yards per attempt took a sizeable hit this season when he was named the starter for five weeks. During that five-week stretch, Johnson saw 43 carries which he managed to turn into just 140 rushing yards with no touchdowns. Known primarily as a scatback, the 5'9" veteran has always done the majority of his damage through the air. Now 27 years old, the former third-rounder will likely end up in a third-down role for a new team next season.

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