The current stalemate between wide receiver Andre Johnson and the Houston Texans may not be ending anytime soon. While Johnson’s frustration seems to be more about the direction of the franchise than his current contract, there remains a chance that he will not report to training camp later this month.
Johnson had this to say about the current situation between himself and the only NFL team he has suited up for during an extensive 11-year career (via NFL.com).
I haven’t been public about anything,” Johnson said. “I just choose not to talk publicly about it. It’s in-house and that’s the way I choose to keep it. I’m not a big media guy, so I refuse to talk about it.
When pressed about whether he would be on the field Week 1 against the Washington Redskins, the seven-time Pro Bowler was noncommittal.
I don’t know. I can’t answer that question.
Despite having to catch passes from a plethora of pedestrian quarterbacks last season, Johnson was still able to put up 109 receptions for 1,407 yards. While a trade still remains a possibility, Johnson’s $14.6 million cap hit for the 2014 season makes that a bit of a stretch at this late point in the offseason.
One thing is for sure. If Johnson isn’t happy with the direction of the Texans, he’s unlikely to fulfill the final two years of his contract following the 2014 season.
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