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Andre Johnson's player rep has remained in contact with the Texans.

Johnson's agent declined comment on reports that Johnson had shown up at team facilities on Monday, but suggested tensions have cooled. For now, most signs point toward Johnson reporting for the Texans' first workout on Saturday.

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According to ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli, Andre Johnson was at NRG Stadium in Houston on Monday.

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ESPN Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez believes Andre Johnson would be a "natural" fit in Oakland.

We disagree because the Raiders are not close to playoff contention, and shouldn't be looking to surrender draft picks for 33-year-olds. But Gutierrez notes Johnson's history with Matt Schaub, the Raiders' need for a No. 1 receiver, and nearly $11 million in salary cap room. It's still difficult to imagine Johnson signing off on a trade to arguably the NFL's worst team. Vegas has Oakland tied with Jacksonville for the lowest win projection (4.5) in the league.

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After speaking to four NFL executives regarding potential trade compensation for Andre Johnson, the Sideline View's Lance Zierlein received answers ranging from a second- to fifth-round pick.

Although the Houston Chronicle's John McClain has been adamant the Texans will not trade Johnson, it's worth remembering McClain was adamant for most of the pre-draft process that the Texans would not select Jadeveon Clowney at No. 1 overall. (They did.) We suspect GM Rick Smith would seriously consider dealing Johnson if a win-now team offered a 2015 second-round pick. If the offer were a fourth- or fifth-rounder, the Texans should comfortably pass.

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The Houston Chronicle reports Andre Johnson "will not be traded."

Beat writer John McClain is plugged in to all things Texans. He believes the Texans want Johnson to finish his career in Houston and they don't want to deal Johnson simply because he wants out, which would set a precedent for similar situations if they were to develop in the future. Another big factor is money. The Texans would eat $12 million by trading Johnson, and the acquiring team would take on his roughly $16 million cap hit. Johnson will be playing for the Texans come Week 1, or he'll sit out and forfeit over $500,000 per week.

Andre Johnson WR HOU 2 Months48 Comments's Ian Rapoport reports Andre Johnson would be willing to restructure his contract to facilitate a trade, but not take a pay-cut.

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The Texans would incur $12 million in dead money by trading or releasing Andre Johnson.

$11.96 million, to be exact. It's why Johnson has precious little leverage in his demands, and why the Texans are extremely unlikely to meet them. It wouldn't be inconceivable that a rebuilding club takes that cap hit, but the Texans simply have more reason to keep Johnson than to flip him. This story may not be going away any time soon, but the ending is fairly predictable.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Andre Johnson has told the Texans "he wants to play for another team."

Rapoport added four teams have expressed interest in the veteran wide receiver, but Houston is resisting the move. It is unsurprising Johnson wants a trade. Entering his age-33 season, Johnson does not have time to wait through yet another rebuilding job. He is also unhappy the Texans refused to cut a deal to pay him his $1 million workout bonus despite the fact that he missed the sessions. Despite the animosity, it is not a certainty Johnson leaves Houston. Rapoport believes the Texans could remedy the situation by paying Johnson his $1 million or promising him a roster spot in 2015. This has the look of a saga that will drag into camp.

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Andre Johnson hinted to NFL Network's Marcus Smith on Wednesday that he plans on reporting to training camp.

"Hopefully," said A.J., who skipped last month's mandatory minicamp. "We'll see what happens. Camp is three weeks away." Johnson's beef was never about money. He understandably fears a lengthy rebuild for a team that had May's No. 1 overall draft pick, but we suspect the Texans will be more competitive more quickly than Johnson believes. His "hopefully" comment suggests ending the holdout is in Johnson's plans. Currently sporting a late-fourth-round Average Draft Position, Johnson has the look of a value pick entering his age-33 season.

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ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli fully expects Andre Johnson to be back with Houston this season.