Andre Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Andre Johnson officially released by Colts

    Stampede Blue "The Indianapolis Colts today announced that they have officially released wide receiver Andre Johnson. This was a move that has been expected for several months, as Johnson was underwhelming in his first season with the Colts and the team saves $5 million in cap space by cutting him. Johnson..." March 09

  • Andre Johnson: 'I'm playing ... no question about that' "Andre Johnson's days with the Indianapolis Colts appeared to be numbered, but that doesn't mean he wants to call it quits on his NFL career. Speaking at the Jordan Brand Football Summit in Las Vegas on Saturday, Johnson was adamant that he will be playing in the NFL in 2016. "I am playing,..." March 06

  • Colts tell Andre Johnson he’s cut

    Pro Football Talk "Veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson is on the way out in Indianapolis. The Colts have told Johnson that they are releasing him, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. It was reported last week that the decision to cut Johnson had been made. Johnson signed with the Colts a year ago after spending the..." March 04

  • Andre Johnson Has “Played His Last Down” For Colts, Could Consider Retirement?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Colts WR Andre Johnson has “played his last down in Indy.” Rapoport mentions that Johnson could consider the possibility of retiring from the NFL much like Calvin Johnson. There has been speculation that Johnson could ultimately be a cap casualty after..." February 24

  • Five big-name NFL players who should be on the chopping block

    Sportsnet "Sometimes, it’s better to go out on your own terms. The cold truth behind the retirements of Marshawn Lynch and Jared Allen is both players were going to get released from their teams if they didn’t decide to hang up the cleats. Lynch and Allen were among the most impactful players of their..." February 19

  • Johnson: There was never a doubt I can still make plays "Never underestimate the "Revenge Game" factor. Indianapolis Colts receiver Andre Johnson entered Thursday night's tilt with the Houston Texans -- the team for which he had played the past 12 years -- looking like a shell of himself. In the four weeks with his new team prior to Thursday night,..." October 09

  • Andre Johnson non-factor as Colts look for identity "Andre Johnson returns to his former club in Houston this weekend with just seven catches and 51 receiving yards. Over the Colts' last two games, he was thrown to three times, and has not logged a single catch. In the midst of a dream team hangover, this is the reality for the Indianapolis Colts..." October 06

  • Andre Johnson still searching for his comfort zone with the Colts

    ESPN "The Houston Texans didn’t think wide receiver Andre Johnson was good enough to start for them anymore. The Indianapolis Colts thought differently. That’s why the Colts signed him to a three-year, $21 million contract in the offseason and made him a starter opposite T.Y. Hilton. But three games,..." October 01

  • Andre Johnson wanted to play for Dolphins, but no call came "Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Andre Johnson might have been interested in playing for the Miami Dolphins in 2015. The only problem is that the Dolphins never gave him a ring. "I always had a dream of playing at home," Johnson recently told The Miami Herald. "I was a huge Dolphins fan...." July 08

  • Andre Johnson: Andrew Luck is the best quarterback in the NFL

    Stampede Blue "Veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson signed with the Colts earlier this offseason, and he has yet to play a single game with his new teammates. The work they have put in has been limited to workouts and OTAs, but that doesn't mean that Johnson is holding back his praise, particularly for the..." June 09

  • Retiring Cortland Finnegan takes parting shot at Andre Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "Veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan is calling it a career. Finnegan, who was cut by the Dolphins last week, wrote on Instagram that he has decided to retire. In his announcement, he referenced perhaps the most famous moment of his career: His on-field fight with Andre Johnson, who, according..." March 11

  • Andre Johnson, Frank Gore agree to join Colts together, per report

    SB Nation "Andre Johnson and Frank Gore are headed to the Indianapolis Colts instead of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a report from Lance Zierlein of Johnson, 33, was released by the Houston Texans on Monday and didn't waste any time on the market before finding a destination. According..." March 10

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    Houston's Andre Johnson will be getting cut today per sources #Texans

  • Texans release Andre Johnson

    SB Nation "The Houston Texans officially parted ways with Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson on Monday after 12 seasons, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Johnson, 33, was granted permission last week to seek a trade and was told he'd be released if no trade partner could be found. While the Texans..." March 09

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Texans won't cut Johnson until they're sure no trade will be made.

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Agent Kennard McGuire tells PFT that he has asked the Texans to cut WR Andre Johnson. McGuire has not and will not try to seek a trade.

  • Agent: Andre Johnson didn't ask to be traded

    The Score "Andre Johnson's agent confirmed Tuesday that his client was given permission from the Houston Texans to seek a trade, but said it wasn't until talks of a reduced role came up that he made the request. "Andre did not, in the last couple of days, go in and ask for a trade," Kennard McGuire said..." March 03

  • Report: 3 teams willing to pay Andre Johnson $10 million in 2015

    CBS Sports "The Texans may be ready to move on from 33-year-old Andre Johnson, but that doesn't mean the best player in team history will have trouble finding work. In fact, according to's Jason Cole, at least three teams are willing to pay Johnson the $10 million he was set to make in..." March 03

  • Andre Johnson passes concussion protocol, will play vs. Ravens

    Houston Chronicle "Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson said Thursday he passed the NFL’s concussion protocol and will play against the Ravens on Sunday at NRG Stadium. “I feel normal,” Johnson said. He missed last Sunday’s 17-10 road loss to the Colts after suffering a concussion during the Texans’ 27-13 win..." December 18

  • Andre Johnson On Track To Return From Concussion Against Ravens On Sunday

    Battle Red Blog "The greatest player in Texans' franchise history is likely to play when the Baltimore Ravens come to town in Week 16 of the 2014 season, according to Bill O'Brien. Read on to see exactly what O'Brien had to say about Andre Johnson's availability. After a concussion suffered against the Jaguars..." December 16

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    Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith

    #Texans' O'Brien said Andre Johnson is day-to-day. Will have to pass concussion protocol test to play vs. #Colts. #NFL

  • Andre Johnson’s goal: 15 seasons, all in Texans uniform

    Houston Chronicle "Last offseason, veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson wasn’t sure if the Texans were still the team for him. With four regular-season games remaining in the 2014 season, Johnson said Thursday he wants to retire as a Texan. He also outlined the end of his career path for the first time. “I..." December 05

  • Andre Johnson: I support both Mallett and Fitzpatrick "Andre Johnson hasn't exactly had booming stat lines with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. Now with the switch to the strong-armed Ryan Mallett, might we see a rejuvenated A.J.? Coming off a game in which he had two catches for 12 yards, Johnson was subdued about Mallett and the quarterback..." November 06

  • Texans’ Andre Johnson: ‘I just need to go to an island or something’

    Houston Chronicle "Andre Johnson’s response to the initial two questions directed his way Monday: No comment. Was he wasted as an offensive asset during the Texans’ 31-21 defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at NRG Stadium? Was the veteran wide receiver used as a decoy? “No comment,” Johnson said. A..." November 03

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    James Palmer @JPalmerCSN

    Andre Johnson just got done finishing warming up. Gave WR coach a thumps up told Rick Smith he's good. #Texans

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    James Palmer @JPalmerCSN

    Andre Johnson is listed as questionable against the Colts. Expect Dre to play. Clowney and Darryl Morris are only #Texans listed as out.

  • How the Brian Hoyer, Andre Johnson trade rumor got started

    SB Nation "How did a rumor of the Browns trading Brian Hoyer to the Texans for Andre Johnson fool the Internet for a few hours on Wednesday afternoon? It always comes back to Rex Grossman. Did you hear? Did you hear? The Houston Texans LOVE Brian Hoyer. They love him so much they're going to trade Andre..." August 14

  • Clowney will play; Foster, Johnson won't

    CSN Houston "The Texans are unleashing Jadeveon Clowney on the NFL on Saturday night. The No. 1 overall pick, who has missed the last few days of practice, was back on the field Thursday and said he’ll play in the team’s first preseason game against the Cardinals in Arizona. “Oh yeah, I’ll be playing,”..." August 07

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Andre Johnson reported to Texans this morning.

  • Andre Johnson still holding out while staying close to Texans

    Houston Chronicle "Just because Andre Johnson has been seen at NRG Stadium doesn’t mean the veteran wide receiver is about to end his holdout. ESPN reported Tuesday that Johnson was seen at the Texans’ facility and the appearance was a “good sign.” A source with direct knowledge of the situation said Johnson’s..." July 22

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    Jerome Solomon @JeromeSolomon

    Expected to be at camp on time. RT @taniaganguli Good sign for the #Texans: WR Andre Johnson was at NRG Stadium yesterday, sources said.

  • Arian Foster: Andre Johnson 'is Houston'

    Fox Sports Southwest "Andre Johnson continues to be at odds with the Texans as his status for training camp remains uncertain, but fellow star Arian Foster can't see the dynamic receiver playing anywhere else but Houston. "He is Houston," Foster told KPRC in Houston. "I remember when I had my little run where I had..." July 18

  • Report: Andre Johnson wants a trade, four teams interested

    Pro Football Talk "Andre Johnson has already said he’s not sure he’ll show up for Texans training camp. But what he really wants is to show up for someone else’s. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Johnson has told the Texans he wants to play elsewhere, and four teams are interested in making a..." July 11

  • Andre Johnson: I don’t know if I’ll play for the Texans this year

    Pro Football Talk "Texans receiver Andre Johnson is unsure if he’ll play for the Texans this year. Asked on NFL Network if he’ll be in a Texans uniform for Week One, Johnson answered, “I don’t know. I can’t answer that question.” Johnson, who skipped both voluntary workouts and mandatory minicamp, said he has..." July 10

  • Andre Johnson: 'Hopefully' I'll appear at Texans camp "Andre Johnson wanted nothing to do with Houston's offseason program, but the All-Pro wide receiver expressed optimism on Wednesday that he'd be in uniform when the Texans open training camp later this month. "Hopefully. We'll see what happens," Johnson told NFL Media's Marcus Smith. "Training..." July 09

  • Andre Johnson won’t attend minicamp; no movement with Texans

    Houston Chronicle "Veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson won’t attend the Texans’ mandatory minicamp Tuesday through Thursday, his adviser and uncle Andre Melton said Monday. While Johnson’s absence was expected, Melton’s comments confirmed the seven-time Pro Bowler remains at odds with the Texans and there’s no..." June 16

  • Still no indication that the Texans would trade Andre Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "As Texans receiver Andre Johnson continues to be sufficiently unhappy with the team to not show up for offseason workouts, the Texans continue to show no inclination to give him what he wants — a new home. But Johnson remains dug in. With potential fines for skipping mandatory minicamp at only..." June 15

  • Arian Foster 'ain't too proud to beg' Andre Johnson to stay in Houston

    CBS Sports "The whole Andre Johnson saga in Houston is weird. The wideout would like to play for someone other than the Texans, mainly because he's sick of losing and/or watching defensive backs run the other way with passes intended for him. But Houston could be better than expected, maybe. He also has this..." June 06

  • Chris Johnson wants Jets to get Andre Johnson

    Newark Star-Ledger "Longtime Texans receiver Andre Johnson is unhappy with the situation down in Houston. New Jets running back Chris Johnson thinks the solution—both for Andre Johnson and the Jets—would be to swing a trade to bring Andre Johnson to Florham Park. Or, as Chris Johnson so succinctly phrased it..." May 28

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Texans WR Andre Johnson wasn’t present at OTAs today, as he indicated he wouldn’t be. Team had said talks were positive. Still, no show tho

  • Andre Johnson unlikely to attend Texans' minicamp "The Houston Texans might have to get used to life without Andre Johnson. The Pro Bowl wide receiver is on record saying that he doesn't plan to take part in voluntary OTAs when they begin next week. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday's edition of "NFL Total Access" that..." May 22

  • Frustrated Andre Johnson wonders: ‘Is this still the place for me?’

    Houston Chronicle "Andre Johnson is not on board with another Texans rebuild. The veteran wide receiver said Tuesday’s he’s highly frustrated with the state of a franchise that went 2-14 last season. Johnson doesn’t plan to attend OTAs or an upcoming mandatory camp and is uncertain whether he wants to remain a..." May 13

  • Andre Johnson says if it was up to him, he'd trade away No. 1 pick in NFL draft

    KTRK Houston "Andre Johnson believes the Texans are not far away from being a contender again, but does have a game-plan for what the Texans should do with the number one pick. Johnson, speaking today at the Houston Golf Club promoting his golf tournament on March 10 that will benefit the area women's..." February 12

  • Johnson closes in on another receiving record

    Houston Chronicle "Receiver Andre Johnson needs one reception to give him a fifth 100-catch season, tying the NFL record set by Wes Welker “I don’t think you really realize it until you’re probably finished playing and you look over your career and you just see some of the things that you accomplished as a..." December 19

  • Andre Johnson 2nd-fastest to 900 career catches

    SB Nation "Still one of the most effective and productive receivers in the NFL, Johnson reached a new milestone on Sunday. Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson had eight catches against the New England Patriots, giving him 900 for his career. Johnson becomes the 15th player in NFL history to record..." December 01

  • Andre Johnson inches towards another career milestone

    Houston Chronicle "Receiver Andre Johnson needs 10 catches against Jacksonville to tie him with Marvin Harrison for the fastest to 900 in NFL history. Harrison reached 900 receptions in 149 games. Johnson has played in 148. Johnson is guaranteed of being the second-fastest. Torry Holt needed 165 games to catch..." November 23

  • Schaub, Johnson have heated exchange in Texans' loss "Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak and one-time franchise quarterback Matt Schaub might have written their tickets out of town with their actions in Sunday's 28-23 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Kubiak pushed his chips to the center of the table and bet the house on Schaub when he made the..." November 17

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    Pete Prisco @PriscoCBS

    Andre Johnson walked off before the game was over. Bad move.

  • Andre Johnson Will Play Against Rams On Sunday

    Battle Red Blog "The best player in Texans' franchise history quelled the fears of fans and fantasy football owners alike by confirming that he's going to play on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Since suffering a shin injury in the Week Three shellacking at the hands of the Ravens in Baltimore Andre Johnson..." October 12

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    Houston Texans @HoustonTexans

    RT @DoughertyDrew: Kubiak: WR Andre Johnson missed the bulk of practice will likely be a game-time decision. #Texans