Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates and five-time Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson should both be ready to go in Saturday's playoff game against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals, the team said on Tuesday.

Yates left Sunday's regular season finale against Tennessee with an injured throwing shoulder after one series, and Johnson, plagued by hamstring problems this season, sat out the second half of the Titans game.

Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said the team took a cautious approach with Yates, a rookie who began the season third on the depth chart but inherited the job after injuries to starter Matt Schaub and back-up Matt Leinart.

"(Yates) could have come back in the game, but it didn't make a lot of sense to me with what we've been through as a team," the coach told reporters on a conference call. "He was feeling much better (Monday)."

Kubiak said Johnson, who caught two passes for 21 yards against Tennessee after missing the previous three games with his second hamstring injury of the season, should be able to play about 40 to 50 snaps against the Bengals, 20-19 losers to Houston last month in Cincinnati.