Andre Johnson WR IND 1 month ago

Johnson was featured extensively in the slot in Wednesday's OTA practice and looks to have a large role in the offense this season, the Indianapolis Star reports.

The Colts have a crowded competition at wide receiver, but this report indicates Johnson will be viewed as a starter and used in multiple spots in wide receiver formations. If he can stay healthy at age 34, Johnson should get significant opportunities in a better passing offense than he had with the Texans.

Andre Johnson WR IND 4 months ago7 Comments

Johnson has signed a three-year deal with the Colts, reportedly worth $21 million, NFL.com reports.

Johnson, who caught 85 passes for 936 yards and three TDs in 15 games for the Texans last season, will provide the Colts' already thriving passing offense with an experienced and productive option to work along with fellow wideouts T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. At 6-3 and 230 pounds, the 33-year-old Johnson provides QB Andrew Luck with a big and reliable target, and his addition obviously cushions the team's loss of Reggie Wayne, a long-time fixture in the Indy passing attack.

Andre Johnson WR IND 4 months ago1 Comment

Johnson and Frank Gore will travel to Indianapolis to meet with the Colts, NFL.com's Albert Breer reports.

The former Miami Hurricanes would fill a couple of needs in Indianapolis, with the Colts lacking both an obvious long-term solution at running back and a veteran possession receiver. Texans fans would be highly disappointed to see Johnson sign with a division rival, but it's no secret that the 33-year-old wideout wants to play for a Super Bowl contender. Johnson will turn 34 in July, and while he no longer offers an elite physical skill set, there should still be some gas left in the tank. Indianapolis would be one of the better landing spots for his fantasy prospects, as the Colts already boast a prolific passing game but don't have a deep group of wide receivers. The Texans, meanwhile, are ready to move forward with DeAndre Hopkins as their clear No. 1 target in the passing game.

Andre Johnson WR IND 4 months ago

The Texans released Johnson on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Johnson, who caught 85 passes for 936 yards and three TDs in 15 games for the Texans last season, thus concludes a productive 12-year stint in Houston, in which he recorded 1,102 catches for 13,597 yards and 64 TDs. The 33-year-old wideout should have no trouble finding a new gig in short order once free agency opens up on Tuesday.

Andre Johnson WR IND 4 months ago3 Comments

Johnson's agent Kennard McGuire relayed Wednesday that he has asked the Texans to release the veteran wideout, ESPN.com reports.

The report notes that the Texans had given Johnson -- whose role with the team was slated to diminish -- permission to seek a trade, but such a scenario doesn't seem likely, given the wideout's hefty contract. In any case, at this stage, it appears as though the 33-year-old Johnson -- who caught 85 passes for 936 yards and three TDs in 15 games last season -- will be catching passes for a new team in 2015.

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Johnson has informed the Texans that he'd like to be traded or cut prior to next season, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans have given Johnson's camp permission to seek a trade, and the general belief is that if they're unable to find a deal, the Texans would be willing to cut the 12-year veteran. The situation arose after Houston asked Johnson to take a reduced role next season, something the 34-year-old is not comfortable doing. If Johnson, who caught 85 passes for 936 yards and three scores last season, is not traded, cutting him would save the Texans over $8 million against the cap, giving them roughly $22 million in cap space to spend in free agency.

Andre Johnson WR IND 6 months ago

Johnson caught 10-of-15 targets for a season-high 134 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Jaguars.

Johnson easily led Houston in all receiving categories Sunday, as Case Keenum looked his way early and often. The veteran WR finished the season with just three scores, which shouldn't be viewed as a major surprise, given that he's never been a big touchdown producer. He did have a down year in other categories, however, catching 85 passes for just 936 yards, which represents the fewest number of yards he's ever posted in a season in which he played at least 10 games (he played 15 games this year). With DeAndre Hopkins emerging as a legitimate and major weapon in the team's passing game, the days of Johnson routinely catching 100 passes, seems to have come to an end.

Andre Johnson WR IND 6 months ago

Johnson (concussion) had six catches on 13 targets for 65 yards Sunday against the Ravens.

Quarterback Case Keenum, the Texans' fourth starting QB this season, really struggled with his accuracy, which led to Johnson leading the team in targets, receptions and receiving yards despite the relatively low totals. The good news is that he didn't suffer any setback from the concussion that forced him to miss Week 15 against the Colts, so he should be good to go in Week 17 against the Jaguars.

Andre Johnson WR IND 6 months ago

Johnson (concussion) is listed active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, ESPN's Tania Ganguli reports.

As expected, Johnson is available Sunday and with DeAndre Hopkins toughing it out through an ankle issue, the veteran wideout figures to to see his share of looks in the Texans' offense in his return to action on Sunday.

Andre Johnson WR IND 6 months ago

Johnson (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, the Texans' official site reports.

Per the report, Johnson did not participate in Friday's practice due to a non-injury-related issue, but the veteran wideout is believed to be on track on track to suit up Sunday, an outcome fantasy owners will want to verify in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.