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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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Andre Johnson reported to training camp on Friday.
We can all breathe. Johnson was in Houston talking with Texans brass earlier this week, leading many to believe he would report to camp in time for Saturday's first practice. He did just that. Johnson's not going anywhere this year, and will be suiting up for the Texans and catching passes from Ryan Fitzpatrick. He should still dominate targets, but Johnson's YPR average may take a blow. Even at 33, Johnson is still one of the premier receivers in football. Jul 25 - 8:54 AM

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Andre Johnson's player rep has remained in contact with the Texans.

Johnson's agent declined comment on reports that Johnson had shown up at team facilities on Monday, but suggested tensions have cooled. For now, most signs point toward Johnson reporting for the Texans' first workout on Saturday.
Source: FOX Houston
Jul 22 - 8:09 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports Andre Johnson is expected to report to training camp on time.

Johnson was at Houston's NRG Stadium on Monday talking with team brass. It's obviously great news for the Texans and would ease the minds of fantasy players. The Texans have no real incentive to trade Johnson unless they can finagle an early-round pick from the acquiring team. Johnson has averaged 110.5 catches for 1502.5 yards with nine touchdowns the past two seasons. A shoo-in WR1 when healthy, Johnson's current ADP is at the back of round four.
Jul 22 - 12:45 PM

ESPN Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez believes Andre Johnson would be a "natural" fit in Oakland.

We disagree because the Raiders are not close to playoff contention, and shouldn't be looking to surrender draft picks for 33-year-olds. But Gutierrez notes Johnson's history with Matt Schaub, the Raiders' need for a No. 1 receiver, and nearly $11 million in salary cap room. It's still difficult to imagine Johnson signing off on a trade to arguably the NFL's worst team. Vegas has Oakland tied with Jacksonville for the lowest win projection (4.5) in the league this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 17 - 10:22 AM

After speaking to four NFL executives regarding potential trade compensation for Andre Johnson, the Sideline View's Lance Zierlein received answers ranging from a second- to fifth-round pick.

Although the Houston Chronicle's John McClain has been adamant the Texans will not trade Johnson, it's worth remembering McClain was adamant for most of the pre-draft process that the Texans would not select Jadeveon Clowney at No. 1 overall. (They did.) We suspect GM Rick Smith would seriously consider dealing Johnson if a win-now team offered a 2015 second-round pick. If the offer were a fourth- or fifth-rounder, the Texans should comfortably pass.
Jul 11 - 1:51 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports Andre Johnson "will not be traded."

Beat writer John McClain is plugged in to all things Texans. He believes the team wants Johnson to finish his career in Houston, and they don't want to deal Johnson simply because he wants out, which would set a precedent for similar situations if they developed in the future. Another big factor is money. The Texans would eat $12 million by trading Johnson, and the acquiring team would take on his roughly $16 million cap hit. McClain expects Johnson to either play for the Texans in Week 1, or sit out and forfeit over $500,000 per week.
Jul 11 - 9:56 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Andre Johnson would be willing to restructure his contract to facilitate a trade, but not take a pay-cut.

In other words, Johnson would gladly help a new club kick the can down the road, but would still expect to eventually collect every cent in it. Johnson's $15.644 million cap number greatly complicates any potential deal, and would make a restructure all but necessary.
Jul 10 - 8:15 PM

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 a deal that would have paid him his $1 million workout bonus despite the fact that he missed several sessions. Even with 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 could drag into camp.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 10 - 12:01 PM

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.
Jul 9 - 7:55 PM

ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli fully expects Andre Johnson to be back with Houston this season.

Johnson skipped last month's mandatory minicamp as he tries to force a trade, but none of the media covering the Texans expect him to dig his heels in. The Texans would never be able to get equal value for a player that's 33 years old (next week) and carrying a hefty contract. Johnson's choices will likely come down to either playing with Ryan Fitzpatrick or sitting out the season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 1 - 7:27 PM

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 immediate end in sight to the stalemate." Melton said the seven-time Pro Bowler's status for training camp in August is unclear.
Jun 16 - 11:48 AM

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, subjecting 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.
Jun 13 - 2:17 PM

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.
May 27 - 1:25 PM

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

In the unlikely event the Texans decide to trade Johnson, the Browns seemed like a fit given the Josh Gordon situation and Johnson's connection to OC Kyle Shanahan. Farmer didn't sound enthused, downplaying the impact of wideouts and then taking some shots at Johnson. "He's my age," said Farmer. "He's 33. The question is, when do you hit the wall? You never know where the wall is until you hit it."
May 22 - 11:12 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports 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. RapSheet reports Johnson recently expressed his frustration "privately" to the Texans, though "conversations between Johnson and the team have been positive." Ultimately, he has almost no leverage. Johnson is signed through 2016 and is owed $6.5 million this season. It's hard to see the Texans trading him and getting stuck with $11.96 million in dead money against the 2014 cap.
Source: NFL.com
May 22 - 8:37 AM