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Andre Johnson hires an agent

A. Johnson.jpgAndre Johnson’s uncle won’t be helping to negotiate the receiver’s next contract.

A.J. hired Houston-based agent Kennard McGuire, according to Houston-based reporter John McClain.  Texans G.M. Rick Smith was scheduled to meet with Johnson’s uncle Andre Melton Friday to talk contract.

It’s unclear if this news prevented that meeting from happening or the meeting resulted in Johnson finally getting outside help. 

Either way, it’s a good thing for Johnson long-term.  ESPN’s Michael Smith points out to us on Twitter that Smith and McGuire have a “very friendly” relationship.

We don’t know if Johnson can squeeze any money out of the Texans right now, but this greatly helps his chances.

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13 Responses to “Andre Johnson hires an agent”
  1. Bona Fide says: May 21, 2010 8:50 PM

    Andre Johnson needs to stop being a little b*tch. So Larry Fitz has a bigger contract – that’s the risk you take when you sign a multi-year deal. Suck it up and when you’ve only got 1-2 years left, THEN you begin to talk about a new deal.
    Complaining while you’re barely halfway into your existing contract is unprofessional and frankly immature.

  2. ceetown22 says: May 21, 2010 9:10 PM

    first off to address the comment from bona fide
    players in the NFL have a limited amount of time to get “paid”, before they know it, their talent is diminished. As it stands right now A Johnson is arguably the best receiver in the NFL, definitely in the top 3. in 5 years he won’t be able to get the amount of money he can command now… I think if the NFL can just cut your contract and fire you, then you should be able to b!tch and moan for a “raise”, personally I think he deserves to be paid as the top WR, esp playing for the Texans…
    secondly, to the author of the article, GR
    throw in a little bit about how the unc became his agent and why… how about what the hell AJohnson was thinking not hiring a “power” agent to get max value… doesn’t make sense, I understand unc is fam, but this is business, these guys deal with the same people over and over again, kind of like judges & lawyers, and can work out better deals, so to speak… either way, a little background on a story like this would be nice, but still a decent article I guess, I read it.
    HAIL SKINS!

  3. steely devil hab says: May 21, 2010 9:14 PM

    Kinda like fixing the barn doors, after the…

  4. amivy says: May 21, 2010 9:22 PM

    @ Bona Fide: Please refrain from calling a consummate professional on and off the field a “little bitch”. Thanks.
    Also, its ok to curse on the internet. You won’t get into trouble.

  5. rjgreen3 says: May 21, 2010 9:22 PM

    never should have let family or inexperienced people handle contract negotiations in the first place…………lmao!!!!!!!

  6. Tre-nitty says: May 21, 2010 9:24 PM

    Actually it’s not immature because he deserves it. Fitzgerald is making damn near 5 million more per season and Johnson is way better than him. Stop hating on the Johnson boys wanting they $$$$.

  7. uFNKnowiT says: May 21, 2010 9:43 PM

    andre needs to be a bear

  8. gogobox says: May 21, 2010 9:55 PM

    Let this be a lesson to all…..
    Keep family outta your pockets…

  9. steely devil hab says: May 21, 2010 11:37 PM

    players in the NFL have a limited amount of time to get “paid”, before they know it, their talent is diminished. As it stands right now A Johnson is arguably the best receiver in the NFL, definitely in the top 3. in 5 years he won’t be able to get the amount of money he can command now… I think if the NFL can just cut your contract and fire you, then you should be able to b!tch and moan for a “raise”, personally I think he deserves to be paid as the top WR, esp playing for the Texans…
    ———————–
    Ceetown – maybe that’s the problem;
    Players are looking to get ‘paid’. They are playing a game – maybe they should be looking to get ‘winning’.
    It’s funny how the players start talking about how this is a ‘business’ when in reality there is nothing business-like about them. They don’t share in the risks of ownership; but continually talk about how hard done by they are.
    Boo-hoo, poor Jamarcus Russell got cut. Raiders tore up his contract. $39 million – funny, I don’t hear you asking JaBustus to give back bucks for UNDERPERFORMING…are you?
    What is this predeliction with the individual about, anyways? If I’m a team X fan and we can get player Y at a bargain, why should I cry that he should get a raise…(unless he’s part of my family, of course).
    Hell – use the resources elsewhere to improve the team. Get an RB…
    Kids can’t afford to go to school, hardly have anything of a medical system, corporations running the country…
    …but Pay the Man!!! STFU

  10. Huskersrule says: May 22, 2010 12:00 AM

    @ceetown22
    1. Yes, NFL teams can cut a player at anytime, that is why all contracts include guaranteed money.
    2. NFL players have 45 years to “get paid” nothing says they can’t work a real job after their careers are over.
    3. Johnson has 5 years left on his contract so he might as well shut up.
    @Tre-nitty
    If you include Johnson’s guaranteed money prorated over the life of the contract, I believe you will find that Fitzgerald is only making about 2 – 2.5 million per year more than Johnson.

  11. MizzouRam says: May 22, 2010 12:45 AM

    He should get paid what he deserves but he’s stupid for letting HIS UNCLE NEGOTIATE HIS CONTRACT.

  12. Realistic Jet Fan says: May 22, 2010 2:48 AM

    Prove you deserves it this yr and get it next yr. Just because b marshall got paid doesnt mean its ur turn again. Go lead the league and then do this, ur getting decent $ currently.

  13. SonsCompass says: May 22, 2010 5:47 AM

    Sometimes I wish I didn’t love football so much. So many millionaires squabbling with billionaires about their latest new contract to soothe their poor egos, meanwhile, there are children starving on our streets.

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