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Houston receiver Andre Johnson active Thursday night against Indianapolis


HOUSTON — Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson was active Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts after being slowed by ankle injury.

The Texans will be without right guard Brandon Brooks, who is out for an unspecified reason. Rookie Xavier Su'a-Filo will start in his place.

Center Khaled Holmes, right guard Hugh Thornton and left guard Jack Mewhort were inactive for the Colts. Jonotthan Harrison, Lance Louis and Joe Reitz will start in their places.

On defense for the Colts, Ricky Jen Francois will start at defensive tackle for Arthur Jones, who is out with an ankle injury.


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