Andre Johnson
WR TEN (13)
1 month ago

Johnson notified his teammates Monday morning that he intends to retire from the NFL, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson's apparent decision comes after he's caught just nine passes through eight games for the Titans this season. At 35 years old, Johnson is nowhere near the peak of his powers, which saw him reel off seven seasons with at least 1,110 yards through his first 11 years in the league. Johnson also posted five 100-catch seasons during the span, which coincided with seven Pro Bowl selections. The third overall pick in 2003, Johnson ends his career with a Hall of Fame resume, but his absence from the Titans going forward is unlikely to impact their offensive much.

Andre Johnson
WR TEN (13)
1 month ago

Johnson failed to catch either of his two targets Sunday against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was shut out for the second straight week. He has been a non-factor since Kendall Wright's return from a hamstring injury.

Andre Johnson
WR TEN (13)
2 months ago

Johnson wasn't targeted Sunday against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson mostly sat and watched as Rishard Matthews and Kendall Wright carved up the Browns secondary. Rookie Tajae Sharpe also failed to secure a catch, though, so the veteran may start siphoning some of his snaps soon.

Andre Johnson
WR TEN (13)
2 months ago

Johnson secured two of four targets for 13 yards and a touchdown Sunday in Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has emerged as a red zone weapon for quarterback Marcus Mariota, as his two receiving touchdowns lead Titans wide receivers and are tied for the overall team lead with tight end Delanie Walker and running back DeMarco Murray. While the Titans prefer to run the ball in tight, they do skew the veteran's limited snaps such that he's on the field more in higher-leverage situations. Johnson still hasn't topped 33 receiving yards in a game this season, so he serves more as a vulture to Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews than as a viable standalone option himself.

Andre Johnson
WR TEN (13)
2 months ago

Johnson caught three of five targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson set a new season high yardage mark against the team he played his prime with. The veteran receiver has earned second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota's trust, but doesn't see the field much for a run-first Titans offense.

Andre Johnson
WR TEN (13)
2 months ago

Johnson was targeted three times, but did not make a catch in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has been able to reel in just one-third of the dozen passes that have gone his way this season and is clearly behind Rishard Matthews and rookie Tajae Sharpe in the pecking order among receivers. There's a chance that things could turnaround and Johnson could become a decent reserve option like he was in spurts in Indianapolis, but with the Titans averaging less than 14 points per game - it'd take a big leap of faith to say that opportunity is about to knock.

Andre Johnson
WR TEN (13)
3 months ago

Johnson was targeted only twice, but scored a nine-yard touchdown on his lone catch Sunday in Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was trusted when it mattered most, hauling in the game-winning touchdown with 1:13 to play. The 35-year-old veteran doesn't have the legs to play on every snap, but his experience and work ethic have earned him an important role on a young Titans team. This likely won't be his last major contribution.

Andre Johnson
WR TEN (13)
3 months ago

Johnson caught three of his seven targets for 30 yards in his Titans debut Sunday against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson tied for second on the team in targets, but finished fifth in yardage. While quarterback Marcus Mariota likes to spread the ball around, the veteran wide receiver is clearly one of his preferred options. It remains to be seen whether Johnson still has enough of his eroding skills left to take advantage of this attention from the young signal caller.

Andre Johnson
WR TEN (13)
3 months ago

Johnson was one of six wide receivers to make the Titans 53-man roster Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson came over on a minimum-salary deal following a disappointing 2015 campaign with the Colts, but earned significant praise from coach Mike Mularkey while coasting onto the final roster. The veteran will be joined by Kendall Wright, Rishard Matthews, Tajae Sharpe, Harry Douglas and Tre McBride. He likely ranks third behind Matthews and Sharpe among outside receivers, but should mix in quite a bit in Week 1 if his usage in Week 3 of preseason was any indication.

Andre Johnson
WR TEN (13)
3 months ago

Johnson caught a team-high three passes (on four targets) for 65 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson enjoyed his best showing as a Titan, leading the team in receptions and yards while tying for tops in targets Saturday. In fact, all of Johnson's three catches came on one drive during the first quarter, when he gained 13, 38 and 14 yards, respectively, on three plays in a row. In doing so, the veteran justified his backing from coach Mike Mularkey and showed he can still contribute when called upon.