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Austin Johnson, Jay Richardson, David Hawthorne to start for Saints against Houston Texans

Texans offense will be missing three starters

Houston - The changes to the starting lineups for Sunday's game between the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans have been released and there are few surprises.

Austin Johnson will get the start at fullback for the Saints with Jed Collins missing the game. Jay Richardson will start at outside linebacker instead of Junior Galette and David Hawthorne will start in place of the injured Jonathan Vilma. The other Saints players not dressed for the game are linebackers Martez Wilson and Chris Chamberlain.

The Texans will be playing without three starters on offense. Ben Tate gets the start at running back over Arian Foster, who just returned to practice this week. Ben Jones will start at left guard for Wade Smith and Lestar Jean will start at wide receiver for DeAndre Hopkins. Other Texans players not dressed for Sunday's game: receivers DeVier Posey and Alan Bonner, safety Eddie Pleasant, linebacker Whitney Mercilus, defensive tackle David Hunter and suspended defensive end Antonio Smith.

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