Houston-native Donald Driver spent his entire career with one team.
And he thinks another Houston legend will do the same.
Driver told James Palmer of CSNHouston.com that he thought Johnson would be back on the field by training camp.
“I’ve been through the same situation Andre’s in,” Driver said. “You feel like you want more. Normally, the organization knows what they want and the player knows what they want. Sometimes you have to meet in the middle. I think sooner or later they’re going to meet in the middle and Andre is going to be back at camp.”
Johnson has skipped all the voluntary workouts, and the mandatory minicamp, after questioning whether his future was with the Texans.
“As long as he’s here for training camp, I guess that’s the biggest thing,” Driver said. “You know these minicamps and OTAs, do they really matter at the end of the day? No. As long as he’s here for training camp when the season is starting and is getting ready to kick off. Andre will be back. It’s just one of those things; it’s a business decision that we all have to deal with. It’s unfortunate.”
While there’s no indication Driver has talked to Johnson — or otherwise knows of which he speaks — the veteran wideout doesn’t have that many options.
If the Texans are adamant about not moving him, he can either show up and collect his money or retire, as unlikely as that seems.