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.