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Houston Texans release former first-round pick Kevin Johnson

Houston Texans release former first-round pick Kevin Johnson

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March 5 (UPI) -- The Houston Texans released cornerback Kevin Johnson, the team announced Tuesday. The Texans selected Johnson in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but the team decided to move on from the defensive back. Houston originally picked up the fifth-year option on Johnson's rookie contract, but opted to cut him instead of paying the $ 9.06 million option in 2019. Johnson suffered two concussions and was out for the season after one game last year. His salary for 2019 is guaranteed only for injury. It would have become fully guaranteed if he was on the roster for the first day of the new league year.We have released CB Kevin Johnson. pic.twitter.com/Rfat5YZozD— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) March 5, 2019 Through his four NFL seasons, Johnson has played in all 16 ga...
Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report

Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report

Business
Shares in Johnson & Johnson plunged more than 10% on Friday, after Reuters reported that the US pharmaceutical giant had known about asbestos tainting its talcum powder for decades.The report comes as the company faces thousands of lawsuits claiming that its talc products caused cancer.Reuters' review of documents found the company was aware of trace amounts of asbestos since at least 1971.J&J lawyers said: "Johnson & Johnson's baby powder is safe and asbestos-free."The Reuters article is one-sided, false and inflammatory. Simply put, the Reuters story is an absurd conspiracy theory."Attorney Peter Bicks told Reuters in an email. "The scientific consensus is that the talc used in talc-based body powders does not cause cancer, regardless of wha...
Watch: Juwan Johnson pulls off insane one-handed catch vs. Ohio State

Watch: Juwan Johnson pulls off insane one-handed catch vs. Ohio State

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Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Penn State wide receiver Juwan Johnson needed just one hand to grab one of the best catches of the night during the Nittany Lions' loss to Ohio State. The spectacular snare came in the first quarter of Ohio State's 27-26 win on Saturday at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa. The Nittany Lions had the ball on the Ohio State 48-yard-line for a 1st and 10 during the sequence. Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley called for the snap with about 7:20 remaining in the quarter. He eyed his receiving options before deciding to loft a pass down the left flank. The pass dropped out of the sky at about the 20-yard-line, where the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Johnson turned his body and elevated over 6-foot, 195-pound Buckeyes cornerback Damon Arnette. Johnson was able to stab the ball wi...
The Open Championship 2018: Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy in contention as Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner lead after day two

The Open Championship 2018: Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy in contention as Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner lead after day two

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round-up The Brits are in fine shape heading into the weekend talkSPORT 2 is broadcasting ball-by-ball coverage of golf’s oldest major professional tournament, The Open. Housemates Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner set the pace in the 147th Open Championship as Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy headed the European bid to end American dominance of golf’s majors. Johnson, who is looking to become the first player in history to win major titles at Augusta, St Andrews and Carnoustie, added a 67 to his opening 69 to set the clubhouse target on six under par. Johnson went on a day two charge First-round leader Kisner looked set to surpass that with ease when he birdied the 13th and 14th to reach eight under, only to hit his second shot to th...