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Bill O’Brien “not sure” if Andre Johnson will be at minicamp

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Texans coach Bill O’Brien said last month that he has had “good communications” with wide receiver Andre Johnson, who has stayed away from the Texans so far this offseason because of questions about the team’s direction.

Those communications apparently haven’t included anything about next week’s mandatory minicamp. O’Brien said, via the Houston Chronicle, Friday that he’s “not sure” whether or not Johnson will attend the mandatory sessions and that uncertainty likely extends beyond minicamp because if Johnson’s willing to incur fines for skipping those practices he may be willing to incur even more once training camp starts.

The Texans didn’t add any receivers in free agency or the draft, leaving them with an unappealing set of options other than Johnson at wideout for the 2014 season. Trading Johnson will be difficult because of his contract and cutting him without getting any compensation in return seems like a non-starter of an idea at this point in the process.

For those reasons, it’s likely that the Texans will try to find a way to get Johnson back on the practice field as soon as possible to help their new starting quarterback have a better chance at success in the 2014 season.

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11 Responses to “Bill O’Brien “not sure” if Andre Johnson will be at minicamp”
  1. doe22us says: Jun 13, 2014 2:47 PM

    With Fitzpatrick i dont think that is inspiring any confidence.

  2. dickshotdogs says: Jun 13, 2014 3:03 PM

    New England. It’s still going to happen.

  3. metrocritical says: Jun 13, 2014 3:20 PM

    No upper echelon QBs in sight. No other reasonable options at WR. The front office has been absolutely negligent in providing. AJ with any reason to believe that this offense can effectively function next year or develop soon enough to take advantage of his great skills.

  4. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jun 13, 2014 3:32 PM

    I can’t believe how quickly the Texans fell apart. They still basically have the same components as when they were a playoff team. You know what they say Andre, women & children first…

  5. scrp2 says: Jun 13, 2014 3:40 PM

    The bad news out of Houston never gets old.

  6. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 13, 2014 3:42 PM

    Apparently you can’t say that DeAndre Hopkins isn’t an unappealing option at wide receiver.

  7. dickshotdogs says: Jun 13, 2014 4:18 PM

    DeAndre Hopkins is an appealing option at wide receiver.

  8. mightbegoingtohellforthis says: Jun 13, 2014 8:34 PM

    Mike Wallace for Andre Johnson?

  9. kissbillsrings says: Jun 13, 2014 11:41 PM

    Pats are not getting Johnson… Too much of a cap hit
    Wish we were but that ship has sailed…

  10. soupkan says: Jun 14, 2014 12:11 PM

    Texans have fallen apart as much like the Pacers did the past NBA season… Poor decision by the front offices. Really had a chance to be great!

  11. evansvc says: Jun 14, 2014 6:51 PM

    What would it hurt to take a look at Vince Young….. (BEFORE HE RETIRE)….
    (NFL Rookie of the Year, 2 Pro Bowls, Playoff experience and Mobility). Vince has a career winning record of 31-19…
    He can help this team…even if it’s only to upgrade the team’s quarterback pool…

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