After cutting 2017 third-round back D'Onta Foreman, the Texans executed a trade for Johnson from the Cleveland Browns. The 25-year-old Johnson has since been dealing with a hamstring injury. Also in Houston's RB room are Higdon, Buddy Howell, Damarea Crockett, Josh Ferguson, Cullen Gillaspia and Taiwan Jones.
Broncos RB Javonte Williams set to get 'bulk' of workload vs. Chiefs with Melvin Gordon (hip) doubtful
It's setting up to be the Javonte Williams show for the Broncos on Sunday night against the Chiefs. Denver listed running back Melvin Gordon as doubtful to play due to a hip injury, according to coach Vic Fangio.
Buccaneers' Bruce Arians won't address futures of Antonio Brown, Mike Edwards until suspensions over
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has made no decisions on the futures of wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Mike Edwards and has no plans to address the players' situations further until they return from their three-game suspensions.
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (ankle) questionable to play Sunday vs. Jets
Jalen Hurts is optimistic he will play through an ankle injury Sunday against the Jets, but Philadelphia is taking a more cautious approach. Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said Hurts is questionable for Sunday's game.
NFL injury updates, latest league news from Friday, Dec. 3
Injury and roster news from Friday, including the Washington Football Team ruling out safety Landon Collins and running back J.D. McKissic.
Saints QB Taysom Hill feared to have suffered mallet finger injury; could require surgery
Taysom Hill is set to miss some games going forward due to the mallet finger injury he suffered, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday.
Jalen Ramsey on playing Jaguars for first time since trade to Rams: 'It's another game, right?'
Rams standout cornerback Jalen Ramsey is playing is former team, the Jaguars, for the first time, but the franchise has undergone such an overhaul that he won't recognize most of the Jacksonville players.
Daniel Jones (neck) out for Giants on Sunday; Mike Glennon to start
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (neck) was not cleared for contact and is out for Sunday vs. the Dolphins, New York head coach Joe Judge announced Friday.
Odell Beckham Jr.'s status for Rams-Jaguars up in the air due to hip injury
Odell Beckham could miss Sunday's game against the Jaguars. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that OBJ's status for the Rams' Week 13 tilt is up in the air due to a hip injury.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott won't blame knee injury for recent struggles
Following Thursday night's win over the Saints, the Cowboys now get an elongated week of rest. The 10 days before a pivotal NFC East battle with Washington could benefit running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Seahawks OC Shane Waldron on targeting DK Metcalf: 'We've got to get the guy the ball'
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf wasn't targeted the entire first half on Monday night and finished with one catch for 13 yards on four passes.
Dan Quinn expected Demarcus Lawrence to 'look rusty' in return to Cowboys D: 'He did not'
Demarcus Lawrence, who has been out since Week 1 with a broken foot, played 37 snaps and compiled two tackles, two pass breakups, a QB hit, and two pressures.
Taysom Hill after Saints' fifth loss in a row: 'Obviously it's tough to win a game' with four INTs
At night's end, Taysom Hill's toughness and ability running the ball was reason for praise, but his four-INT outing was a dubious showing that proved paramount in the Saints losing their fifth consecutive game for the first time in the Sean Payton regime.