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80 Andre Johnson WR
Height/Weight: 6-3/230 | Birthdate: 7/11/1981 | Birthplace: Miami, FL, USA | Team: Houston | College: Miami (Fla.) | NFL Experience: 13 | Owned/Started%: 95/34 | Average Draft Position: 45.31
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Andre Johnson's agent asks Texans to cut him


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:10 am ET) Andre Johnson's agent, Kennard McGuire, told Pro Football Talk he asked the Texans to cut the disgruntled wideout, rather than try to trade him. Johnson said he was told by coach Bill O'Brien last week that the team envisioned him in a reduced role in 2015.

Johnson, 33, has two years and $21.5 million left on his contract. He has spent his entire 12-year career with Houston, racking up 1,012 catches for 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns.

Assuming he is released, Johnson is expected to try to latch on with a Super Bowl contender. He's appeared in four playoff games without reaching a Super Bowl.

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Andre Johnson said he laughed when told he wasn't full-time starter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Disgruntled Texans wideout Andre Johnson said coach Bill O'Brien told him last week that the team didn't consider Johnson a likely starter any more, reports the Houston Chronicle. Johnson, who caught a team-high 85 passes last year, also said O'Brien also told him the Texans anticipated him catching about 40 balls this season.

"I just laughed," Johnson told the paper. "They gave me my role, and I just laughed at them. How do you tell a guy who is used to catching 80 balls a year that he was going to catch 40?"

Johnson added he was "floored" about the comment that he probably wasn't a full-time starter. "I don't feel like there is a guy on that team that can outplay me or outwork me," Johnson said. "I mean, who am I going to play behind?

"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.'"

The relationship between Johnson and the team has deteriorated to the point that Houston is expected to cut Johnson if it can't trade him. Johnson, 33, is the franchise's most accomplished player, with 1,012 career catches for 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns.

He's scheduled to make $10.5 million and count $16.1 million against the cap this season.


Report: Texans' Andre Johnson given permission to seek trade


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Wide receiver Andre Johnson has been given permission by the Texans to seek a trade, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle

The Texans told Johnson that he'd have a reduced role this upcoming season opposite of DeAndre Hopkins. Therefore, Johnson wanted out of his deal. If a trade cannot be made with a suitor, Johnson will be released

Johnson was the third overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft and is the greatest player in the history of the Texans. He's recorded 1,012 catches, 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns in his career.

A trade could be difficult, however, based on Johnson's upcoming $16.1 million cap figure and $10.5 million base salary for the 2015 season. 


Report: Texans want WR Andre Johnson to take pay cut


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Receiver Andre Johnson has long been a staple of the Texans organization. But if he's unwilling to renegotiate his current contract, there's a chance Houston will part ways with him. 

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Texans could cut Johnson if he's unwilling to take a pay cut. Johnson is due a $10.5 million base salary and is carrying a cap figure of over $16.1 million. Cutting Johnson would save the Texans $8.825 million in cap space. 

Johnson played in 15 games a year ago and caught 85 passes for 936 yards and three touchdowns. A 12-year veteran, Johnson was taken with the third overall pick by Houston in the 2003 draft. 


Texans' O'Brien: We don't want Andre Johnson to play anywhere else


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Texans general manager Rick Smith told reporters that Larry Fitzgerald's restructured deal won't impact Andre Johnson's situation in Houston. Coach Bill O'Brien also backed up Smith's comments, reiterating that the team wants Johnson to retire as a Texan.

"We don't want him to play anywhere else. He's a Houston Texan," O'Brien said, per the team's official website.

Johnson, 33, appeared in 15 games in 2014, but had his arguably his worst statistical season. He finished with 85 catches for 936 yards and three touchdowns. He is due to make $10.5 million in 2015, and $11 million in 2016 before becoming a free agent in 2017.


DeAndre Hopkins in elite company after two seasons


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) DeAndre Hopkins' first two seasons compare favorably to those of his teammate, Andre Johnson, the greatest player in Texans' history, notes the team's website.

Hopkins has caught 128 passes for 2,012 yards and eight touchdowns while playing with a carousel of quarterbacks. In Johnson's first two years, playing mainly with quarterback David Carr, he hauled in 145 balls for 2,118 yards and 10 scores.

Hopkins bested Johnson in yards per catch (15.7 to 14.6) but had 360 fewer yards after the catch.

Hopkins won't turn 23 until June. With Johnson slowing down at age 33 -- he averaged 62.4 receiving yards, lowest since 2005 -- Hopkins enters 2015 as the team's most explosive option, a solid bet to lead Houston in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.


Texans WR Johnson finally hits 100 in Sunday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Texans premier wide receiver Andre Johnson avoided his first year without a 100-yard game by exceeding that mark Sunday against Jacksonville.

Johnson caught 10 passes for 134 yards and an 8-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. He was shut out thereafter.

He finishes the season with 85 catches for 936 yards.


Texans list lengthy injury report for Week 17


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) The Texans have listed tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf) and quarterback Tom Savage (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Meanwhile, guard Brandon Brooks (knee, ankle), tackle Tyson Clabo (shoulder), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder), running back Arian Foster (rest), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (wrist), cornerback Kareem Jackson (back), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (back, finger), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (groin), guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were all labeled as probable.


Texans WR Andre Johnson catches 1,000th pass of career


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson became the 10th player in NFL history to record 1,000 catches in his career during the Texans’ 25-13 win over the Ravens Sunday.

Johnson finished with six receptions for 65 yards on a team-high 13 targets. Johnson has yet to surpass more than 100 receiving yards in a game this season and was held scoreless for the second consecutive game.

Johnson was listed as probable heading into the game while dealing with a concussion.

The Texans host the Jaguars Week 17.


Texans declare Andre Johnson, Arian Foster active vs. Ravens


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) The Texans announced their inactives for Sunday’s game against the Ravens and wide receiver Andre Johnson (concussion) and running back Arian Foster (hip) are active.

The following players are inactive: Tom Savage, Mike Mohamed, Xavier Su'a-Filo, Garrett Graham, DeVier Posey, Josh Aubrey and Jason Ankrah.

The Texans are 6 1/2-point underdogs.


Texans list Andre Johnson, Arian Foster as probable for Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Texas listed wide receiver Andre Johnson (concussion) and running back Arian Foster (hip) as probable for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.

Both Johnson and Foster were able to fully participate in Friday’s practice.

The following players are also listed as probable: Tyson Clabo, Brian Cushing, Akeem Dent, Kareem Jackson, Johnathan Joseph, Whitney Mercilus, DeVier Posey and Jeff Tarpinian .

The Texans listed Garrett Graham (ankle), Mike Mohamed (concussion), Tom Savage (knee) and Xavier Su’a-Filo (back) as out.

The Texans are 5-point underdogs.


Texans WR Johnson appears ready to roll for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Texans standout wideout Andre Johnson has passed concussion protocol and seems set to return to game action against visiting Baltimore on Sunday.

Johnson, who missed the Week 15 loss to Indianapolis, needs 267 yards receiving in the last two games to reach 1,000 for the third consecutive season.


Texans WR Johnson back on practice field Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has taken a step forward toward his goal of playing Sunday against Baltimore by practicing Wednesday.

He missed the Week 15 game against Indianapolis with a concussion.


Texans' Andre Johnson 'feeling a lot better' after missing Week 15


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, who was unable to play in Week 15 against the Colts due to a concussion, said he is doing good and feeling a lot better, according to houstontexans.com

"Yeah, I feel like I'll be out there," Johnson said Tuesday. 

Johnson, who took a helmet-to-helmet blow in Week 14, was unable to return to the game and has been sidelined for the last week after failing to receive medical clearance.

Coach Bill O'Brien said Monday he believes Johnson will be able to play.

"It looks like we will have Andre Johnson back for Sunday."


Texans expect WR Andre Johnson back Week 16


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien told reporters during his Monday news conference that he expects to have receiver Andre Johnson back in the lineup against Baltimore.

"It looks like we will have Andre Johnson back," O'Brien said.

Johnson sat out Week 15 at Indianapolis with a concussion. He'll need to pass the league-mandated concussion protocol in order to return to the playing field. Through 13 games, Johnson has a team-high 69 catches for 737 yards and two touchdowns.


Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) inactive vs. Colts


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Texans receiver Andre Johnson did not gain medical clearance following his concussion and is inactive for Sunday's game at Indianapolis, reports NFL Network. Johnson took a helmet-to-helmet hit Week 14 against the Jaguars.

Johnson has a team-high 69 catches for 737 yards and two touchdowns. He has not missed a game this season.


Report: Texans WR Andre Johnson not expected to play Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (concussion) is not expected to play Week 15 against the Colts, a source told NFL.com National Insider Ian Rapoport. DeVier Posey is listed as Johnson's backup on the team's depth chart.

Andre Johnson still in concussion protocol, not cleared for Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has yet to clear the league's concussion protocol, but still has a chance to make it through before Sunday's game against the Colts. 

Johnson, who has 737 yards and two touchdowns, is considered "day-to-day" for Sunday. 


Texans' Andre Johnson a game-time decision


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) Texans wideout Andre Johnson will be a game-time decision on Sunday.

Johnson is battling a concussion, and was unable to take part in practice on Thursday due to the issue. Head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters the team won't know whether Johnson can play until Sunday, making him a game-time decision.


Texans listing Andre Johnson as day to day leading up to Week 15


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson was held out of practice Wednesday. Coach Bill O'Brien wouldn't say if Johnson has made progress with the concussion protocol and emphasized he is being listed as day to day leading up to Week 15 at Indianapolis.

Johnson suffered a concussion Week 14 on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith. 

"My big thing with him was I was just so worried about him when I saw him get hit like that," O'Brien said.

O'Brien added receiver DeVier Posey will have a chance to play Week 15 if Johnson is sidelined. Posey has been inactive all season.


O'Brien: Texans WR Johnson on concussion protocol


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Bill O'Brien has announced that Texans standout wideout Andre Johnson has been deemed day-to-day and must pass concussion protocol before returning to the field.

Johnson left the Sunday game at Jacksonville with the head injury.


Texans WR Andre Johnson won't return from concussion Week 14


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) The Texans announced wide receiver Andre Johnson will not return to the game Sunday against the Jaguars after suffering a concussion in the second quarter. Johnson left Sunday's game early in the second quarter following a helmet-to-helmet hit by Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith.

Johnson was the Texans' leading receiver at the time of his injury, totaling four catches for 17 yards. The Texans are back in action Week 15 at Indianapolis.


Texans WR Andre Johnson being evaluated for a concussion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson went to the locker room in the second quarter of Sunday's game at Jacksonville to be evaluated for a concussion following a helmet-to-helmet hit.

Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith's hit knocked off Johnson's helmet and forced Johnson to drop would have resulted in a first-down catch. Johnson stayed on the ground for a few minutes before walking off the field. 

Johnson had four catches for 17 yards before leaving the game.


Texans enter Week 14 clash vs. Jags relatively healthy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Texans enter their Week 14 clash against the Jaguars relatively healthy, with 13 of 16 players on the final injury report deemed probable. Those players include: Tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), tight end Anthony Denham (illness), inside linebacker Akeem Dent (neck), running back Arian Foster (groin), running back Jonathan Grimes (ankle), cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), punter Shane Lechler (biceps), tackle Derek Newton (knee) and nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back).

Safety Danieal Manning (hamstring) was the only player on the report deemed questionable, while tight end Garrett Graham (ankle) and outside linebacke Jadeveon Clowney (knee) were ruled out. Clowney's disappointing rookie season has come to an end this week, as the team placed him on season-ending injured reserve and will undergo another surgery on his right knee.

Mixed bag for Texans WR Andre Johnson


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Texans wideout Andre Johnson played second fiddle to second-year pro DeAndre Hopkins in Houston's blowout of Tennessee. Johnson caught seven of a team-high 11 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown, but he lost a fumble that was returned 62 yards for a touchdown.

Johnson has three lost fumbles and two scoring grabs this season. He still has not produced a 100-yard game.

Johnson lost the ball in the third quarter when Titans corner Jason McCourty stripped him and scooped it up. Johnson came back in the fourth quarter to catch a 4-yard touchdown.

Johnson visits the Jaguars in Week 14.