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Andre Johnson | Wide Receiver

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/11/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: Miami (FL)
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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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Free agents Andre Johnson and Frank Gore are both meeting with the Colts in Indy Tuesday.

Houston radio host Lance Zierlein tweeted the following Tuesday morning: "Dre on owners private jet headed to Indy. He called Gore & they agreed both to Indy. Philly wanted both." So now it appears the Eagles didn't only lose out on Gore at the alter, but they also lost a suitable veteran replacement for Jeremy Maclin. Meanwhile, Johnson would be a great fit with Andrew Luck as a sure-handed possession replacement for dead-legged Reggie Wayne.
Mar 10 - 11:27 AM

Free agent Andre Johnson's brother has tweeted he'd be interested in signing with the Seahawks, Colts, Patriots or Packers.

This doesn't really mean anything, but is a snapshot of where Johnson's head is at. Rattling off last season's four conference championship game participants is a pretty strong sign Johnson is going to prioritize contending over getting top dollar. Johnson would be an ideal Reggie Wayne replacement in Indy. He's also been linked to the Ravens.
Mar 10 - 12:16 AM

Texans released WR Andre Johnson.

This move was expected for several days. Johnson is a 33-year-old possession receiver at this stage of his career, but is still capable of helping an offense as an extremely competitive receiver with sure hands and natural leadership skills. The Ravens have been thrown around as a likely suitor. Gary Kubiak would probably love to have Johnson in Denver, but the Broncos are flush with wideouts.
Mar 9 - 3:57 PM

The Texans will release WR Andre Johnson Monday.

The Texans predictably couldn't find a trade partner to take on Johnson's $21.5 million in salary over the final two years of his contract. So he'll hit the open market going on age 34 with the stain of his hometown team telling everyone they don't think he can play anymore. We still suspect Johnson could be a quality possession receiver in the right scheme, possibly with Marc Trestman's Ravens or Chip Kelly's Eagles.
Mar 9 - 10:42 AM

According to the Baltimore Sun, Andre Johnson "would be regarded as a potential fit" with the Ravens once the Texans move on.

Although nothing substantive has taken place yet, multiple Ravens beat writers believe Johnson landing in Baltimore is a distinct possibility. Johnson is tentatively expected to be cut early this week. After his production dipped severely opposite DeAndre Hopkins last season, Johnson could have a shot at a late-career revival in Marc Trestman's wideout-friendly scheme.
Mar 8 - 7:58 PM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 4 - 11:17 AM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
RB1Frank Gore
2Dan Herron
3Vick Ballard
4Zurlon Tipton
5Jeff Demps
GLB1Frank Gore
2Dan Herron
3RB1Frank Gore
2Dan Herron
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Griff Whalen
3Josh Lenz
4Kadron Boone
WR21Andre Johnson
2Donte Moncrief
3Josh Cribbs
4Duron Carter
5Ryan Lankford
WR31Donte Moncrief
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
4Erik Swoope
K1Adam Vinatieri