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Andre Johnson | Wide Receiver | #81

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/11/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 229
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (3) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Recent News's Kevin Bowen considers Andre Johnson a potential cap cut.
Johnson managed just 41 catches in his first season with the Colts. He’s been in heavy decline the last two years and will be entering his age-35 season. The Colts have an in-house replacement for Johnson in Phillip Dorsett, making it an easy decision to move on. Releasing Johnson would clear $5 million in cap space, but leave $2.5M in dead money. Jan 23 - 3:31 PM

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The Colts can clear $5 million in cap space by releasing Andre Johnson.

Cutting Johnson would also create $2.5 million in dead money, but it's basically an iron-clad lock to happen. Johnson's play fell off a cliff during his age-34 campaign, and there's little reason to expect a rebound for 2016. Even if Johnson were to rebound, it's unlikely to be on a team with so much young receiving talent. Johnson should be elsewhere next summer, and not a guarantee to make a 53-man roster.
Jan 7 - 1:56 PM

Andre Johnson caught 4-of-6 targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 17 win over Tennessee.

It's one of only three games Johnson managed a touchdown. Johnson wasn't more than an afterthought in the Colts offense and has been in decline the last two years. He won’t be more than a possession No. 4 receiver if Indy decides to bring him back. The Colts don't owe Johnson any guaranteed money beyond this year.
Jan 3 - 5:30 PM

Andre Johnson caught 3-of-5 targets for 39 yards in the Colts' Week 16 win over the Dolphins.

He finished second on the team in targets and receiving yards in a game where Indy managed 168 passing yards as a team. If the Colts can't sneak into the playoffs, Week 17 against the Titans could be Johnson's final game in blue and white. GM Ryan Grigson regrettably signed Johnson to a three-year, $21 million deal this offseason, though none of Johnson's money is guaranteed for 2017.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:22:00 PM

Andre Johnson caught 3-of-5 targets for 32 yards in Week 15 against the Texans.

Johnson had his best game against the Texans earlier in the season, but wasn't able to repeat his success. His five targets were behind only Donte Moncrief. Even if Andrew Luck returns next week, Johnson will remain a low-upside WR4.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:00:00 PM

Andre Johnson caught 2-of-3 targets for 44 yards in Week 13 against the Steelers.

Johnson had one of his better games, but remained in nothing more than a complementary role. He's averaging under three targets the last four weeks. Johnson is a low-upside WR4.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:46:00 AM

Andre Johnson caught 1-of-3 targets for 22 yards in the Colts' Week 12 win over the Bucs.

Even with Matt Hasselbeck starting, Johnson has continued to play a minor role. He was the No. 4 option behind T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, and Coby Fleener. Johnson has just eight targets over the last three weeks.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:29:00 PM

Andre Johnson caught 1-of-2 targets for 13 yards in the Colts' Week 11 win over the Falcons.

A pre-game report indicated Johnson would have a "bigger role" with fellow grandpa Matt Hasselbeck under center. That didn't happen. Aside from a Week 5 Thursday night game against the Titans (6-77-2), Johnson has been fantasy irrelevant as a Colt.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:48:00 PM

ESPN’s Mike Wells expects Andre Johnson to have a bigger role with Matt Hasselbeck as the starter.

Johnson posted a 9/112/2 line in Hasselbeck's two starts. He’s managed eight catches for 125 yards since. Johnson should see his targets increase with Hasselbeck, but isn’t more than a WR4.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 07:15:00 PM

Andre Johnson said he has no problem with his offensive role.

"Anybody would like to go out and catch six, seven balls a game, but that’s not what it is," Johnson said. "It’s different for me, but I don’t have a problem with it." Johnson has surprised with two big games in the last five, but he was held without a catch last week and has more games with zero yards than 45. He has been droppable for several weeks.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 11:49:00 AM

Andre Johnson failed to secure any of his three targets Week 9 against the Broncos.

Johnson predictably fell back to earth after hanging a 4-81-1 line on the Panthers last week. Johnson dropped what would have been a first down in the third quarter and was invisible most of the day. Johnson has more games with zero yards than 45 this season. He does not need to be owned anywhere.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 07:49:00 PM

Andre Johnson caught 4-of-8 targets for 81 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' Week 8 loss to the Panthers on Monday night.

Johnson was mostly quiet before catching an 18-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to kick off the Colts' comeback attempt that saw them score 20 unanswered points. The veteran beat CB Bene Benwikere on the play. After eight games with his new team, Johnson is on pace to catch 48 passes for 576 yards and six touchdowns as the Colts' No. 3 receiver. If the Colts offense can turn it on over the second half, Johnson could become a WR3. But for now, he's a WR4, and one that's not worth starting in a devastating matchup with the Broncos in Week 9.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 01:00:00 AM

Andre Johnson caught 4-of-4 targets for 44 yards in Indy's Week 7 loss to the Saints.

The yards were Johnson's second most of the season. Johnson has finally started making an impact for the Colts' offense over the past three weeks, but it isn't translating to fantasy value. At best, he's a low-end WR4. He'll be off the radar against the Panthers in Week 8.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 06:22:00 PM

Andre Johnson caught 3-of-6 targets for 35 yards in the Colts' Sunday night Week 6 loss to New England.

Johnson played behind Donte Moncrief in base sets and was the clear No. 3 option. Outside of last week’s two-touchdown outburst against his former team, he's been held under 40 yards in every game. Johnson is a low-end WR3 for Week 7.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 01:03:00 AM

Andre Johnson caught 6-of-7 targets for 77 yards and two touchdowns in Indy's Week 5 win over the Texans.

In what will surely be billed as a #RevengeGame on Twitter, Johnson more than doubled his 2015 output against his former club. He showed much more life than he did in Indy's first four games, and spent a ton of time in two-receiver sets with T.Y. Hilton. He was still out-snapped by Donte Moncrief (per Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke), but was clearly a focal point of the game plan. Perhaps it had something to do with his return to Houston, but teams are in the business of winning games, not fueling revenge narratives. Johnson was wide open on his first score, a four-yard play fake. For his second, he dove to catch a slant at the goal line, shuffling into the end zone on his glute before he could be touched down. We still prefer Moncrief going forward — he's outplayed Johnson in 4-of-5 games — but perhaps Johnson has some WR4 juice left, after all.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 12:04:00 AM

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