Travis Johnson is now an official member of the San Diego Chargers after the Texans traded him Tuesday.
The Texans traded defensive tackle Travis Johnson to the San Diego Chargers, the team announced today. Terms of the trade were not disclosed.
Johnson (6-3, 320) was selected by the Texans with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Florida State and played in 52 games with 38 starts in Houston. Johnson has recorded 124 career tackles with two sacks, one forced fumble and an interception.
Johnson, 27, started a career-high 14 games last year and registered 28 tackles, including 22 solo stops. He notched his second career sack against Cincinnati (10/26/08) and his first career forced fumble against Baltimore (11/9/08).
After the Texans' loss to Minnesota on Monday Night Football, coach Gary Kubiak commented on trading Johnson:
"We're not going to go back. That's the bottom line. We have moved forward and we haven't had Travis throughout the offseason, throughout training (camp) - we haven't had him. We've had to move on. We had to prepare with the players that we had. We went with two young kids and we're moving on.
"Travis is ready to go, and he could have played tonight. But we made a decision to go in another direction - just exactly what I told him. I wish him the best. He did everything I asked him to do. I wish him the best in San Diego, but we're moving forward."