The Houston Texans Release Running Back Duke Johnson


On Friday, February 26th, 2021 the Houston Texans have decided to release their running back Duke Johnson as well as their center Nick Martin. The Houston Texans traded a third round draft pick to acquire Johnson from the Cleveland Browns in 2019. Martin was selected by the Houston Texans with the 50th overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft.

Johnson was primarily a back up running back for the Houston Texans. During the 2019 – 2020 NFL season he backed up running back Carlos Hyde, and the following year he backed up David Johnson who the Houston Texans acquired in the controversial trade for DeAndre Hopkins with the Arizona Cardinals.

During the 2020 – 2021 season of the National Football League with the Houston Texans Duke Johnson rushed for a total of 235 yards on 77 carries and 1 rushing touchdown. Known as being a reliable pass catching running back Duke had a poor year catching passes out of the back field. Last season he gained only 249 receiving yards on 28 receptions as well as 1 touchdown reception.

Martin has played center for the Houston Texans from 2016 to 2020, and he has started a total of 62 games during his tenure with the Houston Texans. Both Martin and Johnson will most likely be picked up by other teams in the National Football League prior to the start of the 2021 – 2022 NFL season. Only time will tell where these two guys end up in the future.

Duke Johnson’s Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • First – Team All – ACC (2014)
  • 2 Time Second – Team All – ACC (2012, 2013)
  • ACC Rookie of the Year (2012)
  • ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year (2012)
  • Florida’s Mr. Football (2011)

Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI

According to Intertops sportsbook these are the odds to win Super Bowl LVI as of Sunday, February 28th, 2021. Currently the Houston Texans have the second worst odds of winning Super Bowl LVI next year.

 

Team                                                               Odds

Kansas City Chiefs                                         +450

Green Bay Packers                                         +850

Tampa Bay Buccaneers                                  +850

Buffalo Bills                                                   +1100

Los Angeles Rams                                          +1200

San Francisco 49ers                                        +1400

Baltimore Ravens                                           +1600

New Orleans Saints                                        +2000

Indianapolis Colts                                           +2000

Cleveland Browns                                          +2000

Seattle Seahawks                                            +2000

Miami Dolphins                                              +2500

Los Angeles Chargers                                     +2800

Dallas Cowboys                                              +2800

Tennessee Titans                                            +2800

Pittsburgh Steelers                                          +3300

Arizona Cardinals                                           +4000

New England Patriots                                     +5000

Minnesota Vikings                                         +5000

Atlanta Falcons                                               +5000

Carolina Panthers                                           +5000

Denver Broncos                                              +5000

Chicago Bears                                                 +6600

New York Giants                                            +6600

Las Vegas Raiders                                          +6600

Washington Football Team                            +6600

Philadelphia Eagles                                        +8000

New York Jets                                                 +8000

Jacksonville Jaguars                                       +10000

Cincinnati Bengals                                         +10000

Houston Texans                                       +15000

Detroit Lions                                                   +15000