As the Texans and receiver Andre Johnson remain at an impasse over whether he’ll be given a chance to earn back $1 million in a squandered roster bonus, a new development suggests he’ll show up for training camp.
Unless it doesn’t.
Per multiple reports, Johnson was spotted Monday at NRG Stadium, the building in which the Texans play and the location of the team’s facilities. Per a source with direct knowledge of the situation, however, Johnson’s visit to the building doesn’t mean he’ll be showing up for training camp. It likewise doesn’t mean he won’t be showing up for camp.
After the offseason program ends and before the start of training camp, players are permitted to use the team facility to work out on their own, as long as no coach, trainer, or other club personnel participates in the process. That’s possibly all that Johnson was doing — utilizing his free access to the weight room and other exercise equipment at the team facility.
So, yes, Johnson was there. And, no, it doesn’t mean anything, one way or the other.