Andre Johnson: ‘Hard thing to see’ Texans WR Will Fuller, CB Bradley Roby suspended

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The Houston Texans took a blow on Monday when receiver Will Fuller and cornerback Bradley Roby announced their suspensions for six games for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy.

Former Texans receiver Andre Johnson told Jake Asman on “The Jake Asman Show” Tuesday that he was shocked by the news.

“I think it’s probably more surprised than anything,” Johnson said. There’s just something you don’t want to see happen. Those are two key players for the team, and just to have them both suspended for the rest of the season was a hard thing to see.”

Johnson, who was with the Texans from 2003-14 and is their inaugural Texans Ring of Honor member, says Fuller and Roby are key parts to the team, and he would be crestfallen if he were a player in the locker room.

While Johnson would not speculate as to what Fuller and Roby were taking that may have triggered their suspensions, the former All-Pro indicated players have to be careful with what goes into their bodies.

Said Johnson: “I really can’t speak what it was they may have or been taking or whatever. I think that’s like the biggest thing, especially now, just guys try to take things to help their body recover and things like that. And it may not be — we may not see it as anything big, but it may contain something that has something in it that’s maybe on the banned substance list. With stuff like that, you just have to try to be careful with going to GNCs and stuff like that and just buy things. But, like I said, I don’t really know what they were taking. I think it’s just something you hate to see.”

The Texans will have to come up with answers quickly at receiver and cornerback as they take on the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at 12:00 p.m. CT at NRG Stadium.