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Andre Johnson | Wide Receiver

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/11/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 229
College: Miami (FL)
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Andre Johnson was held without a catch in Week 4 against the Jaguars.
He was targeted two times. It's the second straight week Johnson has been held catchless. The Colts continued to phase Johnson out of the offense, playing him behind Donte Moncrief and T.Y. Hilton in two-wide sets. Johnson has just seven catches for 51 scoreless yards through four weeks. Oct 4 - 6:13 PM

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Colts OC Pep Hamilton believes he needs to scheme Andre Johnson more targets.

It's an interesting strategy, as Johnson drew 17 looks through Weeks 1 and 2 before the ball wasn't sent his way against the Titans. Indy, of course, lost its first two games before edging Tennessee. Anyone who has watched the Colts offense this season is unlikely to think the issue is Johnson getting the ball too little. Johnson is well off the WR3 radar for the time being.
Oct 1 - 4:13 PM

Colts WR Andre Johnson said the "time will come" when he is a bigger part of the offense.

"A lot of people don’t realize how hard that is, to try to build being your first time in a new place," Johnson said. Andrew Luck and Chuck Pagano said similar things about the situation, but the getting comfortable narrative leaves out the fact that Johnson's role in the offense is going the other way. His snap percentage and targets have decreased in every game, and he did not manage a catch Week 3 against the Titans though he did have a big gain called back by a penalty. Perhaps a matchup at home with the Jags will help Johnson get comfortable in the offense, but he is a risky WR4 at best for the matchup.
Source: ESPN
Oct 1 - 8:12 AM

Andrew Luck has a 7.4 QB rating when targeting Andre Johnson.

Luck has targeted Johnson 18 times, completing a mere seven passes. Luck has been picked three times looking the future Hall-of-Famer's way. Johnson got out-snapped 57-41 by Donte Moncrief in Week 3. The Colts are seeing the same thing as everybody else. Johnson just might not have it anymore.
Sep 29 - 7:16 PM

Andre Johnson did not catch his lone target Week 3 against the Titans.

Johnson had a long catch down the sidelined called back by one of the Colts' many holding calls, but he was almost invisible the rest of the day. Johnson simply cannot separate anymore, and he appears to have fallen behind Donte Moncrief in the pecking order. Johnson's theoretical upside in this offense is enough to keep him on rosters, but he should not be starting in standard leagues next week against the Jaguars.
Sep 27 - 5:34 PM

Andre Johnson caught 3-of-7 targets for 27 yards in the Colts' Week 2 loss to the Jets on Monday night.

The 34-year-old's separation skills appear to have completely evaporated upon his arrival in Indianapolis. His biggest "gain" of the night was drawing a personal foul penalty on CB Buster Skrine on the Colts' opening drive. Through two weeks, Johnson has caught just 7-of-17 targets for 51 yards. It's looking more like Donte Moncrief and T.Y. Hilton will be the biggest playmakers for the Colts at receiver, leaving Johnson as a middling WR3 in Week 3 at Tennessee.
Sep 22 - 12:11 AM

Andre Johnson caught just 4-of-10 targets for 24 yards in Indy's Week 1 loss to the Bills.

It was a concerningly-bad performance from Indy's 34-year-old free agent signing. Johnson struggled to separate, and committed a horrendous drop on a would-be two-point conversion. He was the smothered intended target on Andrew Luck's second interception. It was a rainy day in Buffalo, but Johnson didn't have much spring in his step. Now with T.Y. Hilton week to week with a knee injury, Johnson will be even more under the microscope in Week 2, where he could draw shadow coverage from Darrelle Revis. Johnson will be a middle-of-the-road WR3 for that matchup.
Sep 13 - 4:47 PM

Andre Johnson caught a 32-yard touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.

Johnson's first-quarter score was his lone target. He took advantage of an embarrassing blown coverage from Janoris Jenkins to notch one of the easiest touchdowns of his career. Although Johnson has a reputation for underperforming in the TD department, here's guessing he finds it easier to score with Andrew Luck under center than Matt Schaub. Johnson is a WR2.
Aug 29 - 11:13 PM

Andre Johnson said he "thought about" playing for the Dolphins, but Miami never called him as a free agent.

"I always had a dream of playing at home," said Miami native Johnson. "I was a huge Dolphins fan. But they never called." It's pretty much meaningless, but interesting nonetheless considering the Dolphins overhauled their receiving corps during the offseason. They traded for Kenny Stills, drafted DeVante Parker, and signed Greg Jennings, so it's a bit puzzling they didn't even call Johnson.
Jul 7 - 11:05 PM

Andre Johnson and Andrew Luck appear to be on the same page already.

"There's no thinking," coach Chuck Pagano said about the relationship between Johnson and Luck. "One knows where the other's going to be. They know the exact spot to put it." Johnson's massive quarterback upgrade has him firmly on the WR2 map even though he'll turn 34 in July. Reggie Wayne banked a 106-1,355-5 line at age 33 with Luck in 2012. The Indy Star says Johnson "has seemingly turned back the clock based on what he's shown in practice" so far.
Jun 15 - 9:32 AM

Andre Johnson admitted his last few years with the Texans were "frustrating," and he feels rejuvenated with the Colts.

After just a handful of practices, Johnson, 34 in July, can already tell that Andrew Luck is the best quarterback he's ever had. "He's goofy," Johnson said of Luck. "Really goofy. But he's smart as hell. He says, 'Do this,' and on the next play I'm wide open." Johnson is expected to be a huge part of the offense opposite T.Y. Hilton and could flirt with a 90-1,000-10 receiving line.
May 29 - 11:57 AM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells says it was "pretty obvious" during Wednesday's OTA session that Andre Johnson will "have a significant" role this season.

It's not smart to draw conclusions off voluntary mid-May workouts. But it's safe to say that while the Texans wanted to reduce Johnson's role, the Colts will want to feature him. A reliable possession receiver in the 2012 version of Reggie Wayne mold, Johnson is a great bet for 90-plus catches in this voluminous pass attack. After spending the last few years with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and Matt Schaub, Johnson now gets Andrew Luck.
May 21 - 10:42 AM

Andre Johnson will participate in the Colts' offseason program.

Johnson held out of OTAs with Houston last year. He’s learning a new offense in Indy and wants to use voluntary workouts to get more acclimated in OC Pep Hamilton’s scheme. Johnson is expected to replace Reggie Wayne as Andrew Luck’s primary underneath receiver.
Apr 18 - 5:16 PM

Andre Johnson is expected to be an underneath receiver for the Colts.

Johnson is certainly an upgrade on Reggie Wayne, but don't get fooled into thinking he'll be resuscitated into early-career form. The 34-year-old (in July) was less productive on a per-target basis than DeAndre Hopkins and Damaris Johnson last year, and is clearly losing explosion. T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief will be the lid-lifters for Andrew Luck, with the tight ends and Johnson working in possession roles.
Mar 31 - 9:39 AM

Colts agreed to terms with WR Andre Johnson, formerly of the Texans, on a three-year, $21 million contract.

Johnson announced the deal on his Instagram page and will reunite with his former Miami Hurricanes OC Rob Chudzinski and teammate Frank Gore. It's another dagger into the hearts of Texans fans, as Johnson is staying in the division. Expect the soon-to-be 34-year-old to replace Reggie Wayne as the starter in two-wide sets opposite T.Y. Hilton, while sophomore Donte Moncrief takes over as the No. 3 receiver for outgoing free agent Hakeem Nicks. The Colts continue to surround Andrew Luck with as much talent possible.
Mar 11 - 4:10 PM

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QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
RB1Frank Gore
2Josh Robinson
3Tyler Varga
4Zurlon Tipton
GLB1Frank Gore
2Josh Robinson
3RB1Frank Gore
2Josh Robinson
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Phillip Dorsett
3Griff Whalen
WR21Andre Johnson
2Donte Moncrief
WR31Phillip Dorsett
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
LT1Anthony Castonzo
2Joe Reitz
LG1Lance Louis
2Hugh Thornton
C1Khaled Holmes
2Jonotthan Harrison
RG1Todd Herremans
RT1Jack Mewhort
2Denzelle Good
K1Adam Vinatieri