Ginn Jr. caught 14 passes in 2014 for 190 yards. He was a member of the 49ers from 2010-2012, where he totaled 33 catches for 384 yards and one touchdown. He also averaged 23.5 yards per return in those three seasons.
"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.
Wright, the 20th overall pick in the 2012 draft, is scheduled to earn $1.4 million this season. He caught a career-high six touchdowns last year, though his receiving yards fell from 1,079 in 2013 to 715 yards in 2014. Wright drew just 6.6 targets per game and suffered from Tennessee's unsettled quarterback situation.
The Dolphins can save $6.9 million by cutting Wallace in the offseason, but his quarterback has his back.
Despite that, Tannehill isn't sure if Wallace will return.
"I like Mike," he told the Palm Beach Post. "He’s a talented player and we’ll see what happens. It’s tough to lose a guy that works hard day in and day out at practice, but at the end of the day it’s a reminder that it’s a business. It doesn’t matter the kind of player you are or the type of relationship you have, it comes down to numbers."
Beasley will receive a $4 million signing bonus, the report said.
Smith, 26, caught a career-high 11 touchdowns last season.
He's never caught more than four touchdowns in a season.
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.
Moore, who reportedly asked for his release last month, played one season in Pittsburgh, totaling 14 catches with 198 yards and two touchdowns.
Maclin, who posted a career season in 2014 with 85 catches for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns, has remained hopeful and confident throughout the offseason a deal will get done to keep him in Philadelphia.