Andre Johnson expected to play

HOUSTON -- Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Friday that he expects receiver Andre Johnson to start Sunday against the undefeated Seahawks based on how Johnson looked in practice.

The Texans' official injury report will be released later Friday afternoon.

Johnson suffered a shin bruise against the Baltimore Ravens in the second quarter of the Texans' 30-9 loss. He returned after halftime when X-rays showed no bone damage but was not effective enough to continue.

Johnson said Thursday he felt he would be ready to play Sunday when the Texans (2-1) host Seattle (3-0).