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Andre Johnson will sign one-day contract, retire with Texans

Andre Johnson
Michael Dixon
Written by Michael Dixon

The last game of Andre Johnson’s career came with the Tennessee Titans. But his career will end with the team he’s most identified with, the Houston Texans.

The Texans also retweeted Drew Dougherty of Texans TV, saying that a ceremony will take place Wednesday at 1 pm.

Even if it’s ceremonial, it’s fitting that Johnson’s career will end with the Texans. With the possible exception of J.J. Watt, nobody is more identified with the Houston franchise than Johnson.

Despite generally having less than stable quarterback situations, Johnson caught 1,012 passes for 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns over 12 years with the Texans. Johnson’s best two seasons came in 2008 and 2009 when he caught 115 passes for 1,575 yards and 101 passes for 1,569 yards, respectively. In both years, he led the NFL in receiving yards.

Playing with the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans in 2015 and 2016, he added 50 receptions for 588 yards and six touchdowns.

Johnson’s 70 career receiving touchdowns place him in a tie for 40th in NFL history, while his 1,062 receptions and 14,185 yards are 11th in both categories.

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Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon

Bay Area born and raised, I have extensive experience in both the print and online worlds. There are few things in this world I love doing more than talking sports.