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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.

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Andre Johnson will not report for this week's mandatory minicamp, according to his uncle and adviser Andre Melton.

Unlike Vernon Davis and Marshawn Lynch, money is not the issue for Johnson. The 32-year-old wants to escape Ryan Fitzpatrick and the rebuilding process in Houston, preferably landing with a serious Super Bowl contender. According to the Houston Chronicle, Melton's comments confirmed that Johnson "remains at odds with the organization and there's no immediately end in sight to the stalemate." Melton said the seven-time Pro Bowler's status for training camp in August is unclear.

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Asked Friday when he expects Andre Johnson to join the Texans, coach Bill O'Brien replied "I'm not sure."

Johnson missed all ten of Houston's OTAs, and is not expected at mandatory minicamp, which will subject him to a fine. There doesn't appear to be much movement on the Johnson front, but we expect some by the end of this month. Johnson finishing out his career in a Texans uniform remains the likeliest end result.

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Andre Johnson did not report for the first day of Texans OTAs on Tuesday.

Johnson said he didn't plan to attend the "voluntary" workouts when he spoke to the media two weeks ago. He also doesn't anticipate showing up for mandatory minicamp next month. Johnson is still trying to decide whether he wants to be part of another Texans rebuild, though he may not have much of a choice, at the age of 33. The Texans say talks with their star receiver have been "positive." Johnson's contract makes him very difficult to trade.

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Browns GM Ray Farmar said he hasn't called the Texans about an Andre Johnson trade.

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According to NFL Network, Andre Johnson is unlikely to attend the Texans' upcoming mandatory minicamp.

If Johnson truly wants out of Houston, skipping mandatory sessions would make a loud statement. Ultimately, however, he has almost no leverage. Johnson is under contract through 2016 and is set to earn $6.5 million this season. It's really hard to see the Texans trading him and getting stuck with $11.96 million in dead money against the 2014 cap.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter Monday that the "feeling around the league" is the Texans will not try to trade Andre Johnson.

Johnson recently expressed displeasure with the Texans' latest rebuild. Rookie coach Bill O'Brien is already working to appease Johnson, likely pointing to Houston's revamped defense and what should be a much-improved run game with Arian Foster back. The Texans play in the NFL's worst division and can be competitive. They just won't contend for Super Bowls until they find a quarterback. Johnson is most likely to stay in Houston for his age-33 season.