Oct 4, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans running back David Johnson (31) reacts after fumbling the ball against the Minnesota Vikings on a play during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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Texans activate RB David Johnson (concussion) from IR

The Houston Texans activated running back David Johnson from injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.

Johnson has been sidelined since sustaining a concussion following a hit from linebacker Myles Jack in the Texans’ 27-25 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 8.

In eight games this season, Johnson leads the Texans in carries (103), rushing yards (408) and rushing touchdowns (three).

Johnson, 28, also has caught 16 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown.

Running back Duke Johnson has rushed for 106 yards on 33 carries in his absence. He also has six receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in that span.

Houston also activated linebacker Kyle Emanuel from injured reserve on Saturday. Emanuel, 29, has three tackles in three games this season with the Texans and Las Vegas Raiders.

Also on Saturday, Houston elevated wide receivers Chad Hansen and Steven Mitchell Jr. from the practice squad to the active roster and placed fullback Cullen Gillaspia on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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