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Texans deal DT Johnson to Chargers

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HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Texans have traded defensive tackle Travis Johnson to the San Diego Chargers.

Terms of the deal were not immediately available and it won't be complete until Johnson passes a physical.

Johnson was a first-round pick in 2005, but never lived up to expectations. His career has been marked by numerous injuries and inconsistent play.

He returned to practice last week for the first time this season after undergoing sports hernia surgery just before the start of camp.

Johnson started 14 games last season and 13 in 2007.

The trade was first reported by the Houston Chronicle and Houston television station KRIV.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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