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Andre Johnson | Wide Receiver

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/11/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: Miami (FL)
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ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley considers Baltimore a potential landing spot for Andre Johnson.
Hensley notes GM Ozzie Newsome's history of success with "old" wide receivers -- Derrick Mason, Anquan Boldin, and Steve Smith Sr. -- as well as the need if free agent Torrey Smith walks. The Ravens are an annual playoff team, which will appeal to Johnson as his career winds down. Baltimore is currently strapped for cap space, but could make cuts and restructure deals to create room. Hensley sees Johnson as an "ideal fit" in new OC Marc Trestman's offense. Mar 4 - 11:17 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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PFT's Mike Florio reports Andre Johnson has asked for his release from the Texans.

Johnson and his agent have no plans to do the Texans any favors and seek a trade. The 34-year-old (in July) will instead wait for his release, head to the open market, and pick his own team. No team was going to trade for Johnson and his $21.5 million in salary over the final two years of his contract anyway. Expect Johnson to target a contender in an attempt to reach the Super Bowl.
Mar 4 - 10:46 AM

Andre Johnson says he "laughed at" Bill O'Brien after the Texans' coach recently informed him he would only catch around 40 balls if Johnson returned to the team in 2015.

"They gave me my role, and I just laughed at them," Johnson said. "How do you tell a guy who is used to catching 80 balls a year that he was going to catch 40?" O'Brien also told Johnson he "wasn't even likely to be a starter" in 2015. "So I was real honest with him: 'If that's your role for me, you're going to be dealing with a miserable football player,'" Johnson told O'Brien. Johnson is expected to be cut or traded in the next few days.
Mar 3 - 1:49 PM

The Houston Chronicle's John McClain reports the Texans have given Andre Johnson permission to seek a trade, and if one can't be found, he'll be released.

The Texans informed Johnson that he'd have a reduced role, and the soon-to-be 34-year-old promptly requested to be cut or traded. Houston will grant his wish. We highly doubt any team will trade for Johnson, considering he's scheduled to earn base salaries of $10.5 million and $11 million in the final two years of his contract. The Texans will clear $8.825 million against the cap by shedding Johnson's contract. The move will lock DeAndre Hopkins into the clear-cut No. 1 receiver role after he leaped forward as a sophomore.
Mar 2 - 8:27 PM

Andre Johnson caught 10-of-15 targets for 134 yards and one touchdown in the Texans' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

Johnson ends his 12th season on a high note, and he did it again with Case Keenum under center. The two have a strong connection because Keenum isn't afraid to throw it to Johnson and consistently peppers him with targets. Johnson appeared in 15 games this season, but it was probably his worst statistical year since his rookie campaign. Not counting injury-shortened seasons, Johnson (85-936-3) fell short of 1,000 yards for the first time since 2005. He also averaged just 11.0 YPR, his worst mark since 2005. Johnson has never scored touchdowns at a high rate. Set to count $16.1 million against the cap next season, 33-year-old Johnson may have to take a pay cut.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:54:00 PM

Andre Johnson is willing to take a pay cut to remain with the Texans for 2015.

"We understand it’s a business, and we’re willing to deal with that," were the words of Johnson's longtime adviser Andre Melton. Johnson says he'd like to finish his career as a Texan. "I hope it all works out, where I can finish my career here and hopefully get this organization a Super Bowl before I retire," Johnson said. "If it doesn’t, then I’d hate to see it end that way. But you have to just keep moving forward." Going on 34, Johnson remains an effective starter, but is no longer the superstar he was during his (long) prime. Signed through 2016, Johnson is due $10.5 million guaranteed in 2015, and set to count $16.1 million against the cap.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 10:51:00 PM

Andre Johnson caught six passes for 65 yards in the Texans' Week 16 win over the Ravens.

Johnson was targeted a game-high 13 of Case Keenum's 42 throws. He did most of his damage on the opening drive, securing three passes for 56 yards. Later in the afternoon, Johnson became the 10th player in NFL history to catch 1,000 passes for his career. The Texans host the Jaguars in the Week 17 finale.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Andre Johnson (head) is listed as probable for Week 16 against the Ravens.

Johnson's outlook is improved by DeAndre Hopkins' (ankle) likely absence, but hurt by Case Keenum's insertion at quarterback. He's a risky WR3 play.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Andre Johnson has passed the concussion protocol.

He got in a "full" practice on Thursday. Johnson ends up missing one game due to his brain injury. He returns in a plus matchup against the Ravens' brutal corners, but will have to deal with Case Keenum at quarterback. Both Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins are risky WR3 types.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:26:00 PM

Andre Johnson (concussion) practiced on Wednesday.

Johnson was inactive last week due to his concussion. He's expected to return for Sunday's matchup with the Ravens. Johnson isn't a recommended fantasy option with Thad Lewis or Case Keenum expected to start.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 04:01:00 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said it "looks like" Andre Johnson will return for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Johnson was inactive in Week 15, leaving DeVier Posey to start and DeAndre Hopkins to set a season-high with 13 targets. Johnson's return muddles the target totem pole, as does injuries to both Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg) and Tom Savage (knee). We wouldn't want to start anyone in this pass game with Case Keenum or Thad Lewis under center.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 08:25:00 AM

Andre Johnson (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 game against the Texans.

Johnson was not able to clear the concussion protocol after sustaining his brain injury just seven days ago. The Texans will have to rely extremely heavily on DeAndre Hopkins in the pass game, as DeVier Posey and Keshawn Martin will be filling in for Johnson. The rest of the Texans inactives: TE Garrett Graham, LB Whitney Mercilus, G Xavier Su’a-Filo, QB Thad Lewis, CB Andre Hal and DB Josh Aubrey.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 11:36:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans are expected to be without Andre Johnson (concussion) for Week 15 against the Colts.

Johnson failed to gain medical clearance over the weekend. DeAndre Hopkins should dominate pass-game targets, but the Texans will undoubtedly try and hammer Arian Foster on the ground. Damaris Johnson is next in line at receiver. Hopkins is locked and loaded as a WR2. Foster is an elite RB1 option.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 09:14:00 AM

Andre Johnson (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 15 after failing to earn medical clearance on Friday.

Johnson was "limited" in Friday's practice after missing Wednesday and Thursday's sessions. He currently appears to be on the doubtful side of his questionable tag, though that could change if Johnson passes the NFL's concussion protocols on Saturday. If Johnson does not play against the Colts, DeAndre Hopkins could be a usage machine in a domed game with the potential for high scoring. Keep a close eye on this situation into Sunday morning.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 02:19:00 PM

Andre Johnson (concussion) has yet to be cleared, and coach Bill O'Brien expects him to be a game-time decision against the Texans.

Calling players "game-time decisions" has fast become one of the unnecessarily evasive O'Brien's favorite pastimes. It's, of course, utter hogwash in this instance, as the Texans will know before Sunday morning whether Johnson has been cleared. Hopefully the information leaks some time in the next 48 hours. The early signs suggest Johnson won't play, but he appears roughly 50-50.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Case Keenum
3Tom Savage
4Thad Lewis
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Jonathan Grimes
4Ben Malena
GLB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Damaris Johnson
3Keshawn Martin
4Travis Labhart
WR21Andre Johnson
2DeVier Posey
3Alan Bonner
4Jace Davis
5Uzoma Nwachukwu
WR31Damaris Johnson
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
4Anthony Denham
K1Randy Bullock