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Andre Johnson sighting at NRG Stadium sparks speculation he’ll report for camp

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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.

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26 Responses to “Andre Johnson sighting at NRG Stadium sparks speculation he’ll report for camp”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jul 22, 2014 2:26 PM

    Top 5 WR’s in the NFL :

    1. Calvin Johnson
    2. Cordarrelle Patterson
    3. Julio Jones
    4. Greg Jennings
    5. Jarius Wright

  2. sopadegato says: Jul 22, 2014 2:31 PM

    Too bad it isn’t about money. It’s about winning, and the Texans aren’t committed to winning – unless you’re one of those mouth-breathers that believes the “defense wins championships!” nonsense.

    (Spoilers: You aren’t the 2000 Ravens, and this isn’t the 2000 NFL. You actually need to score now.)

  3. bonnovi says: Jul 22, 2014 2:32 PM

    They changed the name of Reliant Stadium? How did I miss that?

  4. maestro1899 says: Jul 22, 2014 2:32 PM

    The 5 Worst WRs in the NFL :

    5. Brandon LaFell
    4. Greg Little
    3. Jarius Wright
    2. Jerome Simpson
    1. Cordarrelle Patterson

    In that order.

  5. Bill Belitext says: Jul 22, 2014 2:33 PM

    He is getting a jump start on learning the offense, so that when he gets traded to New England, he has the foundation and most of the terminology covered…

  6. erle1139 says: Jul 22, 2014 2:33 PM

    Your feeble attempts at witty humor are funny and entertaining.

    Unless they aren’t.

    I hardly think he has to go to the Texans facilities for free gym time…

  7. surfinbird1 says: Jul 22, 2014 2:35 PM

    I don’t know about that. He was wearing a Patriots hat.

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 22, 2014 2:38 PM

    He was later seen leaving with a large duffel bag slung over his shoulder.

  9. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 22, 2014 2:40 PM

    Andre Johnson = Talkin’ Loud/Sayin’ Nothin’

  10. Marshawn Lunch says: Jul 22, 2014 2:41 PM

    erle1139 is completely right.

    Unless he isn’t.

  11. zackd2 says: Jul 22, 2014 2:43 PM

    Trade him to the Pats for a 7th round pick

    /media reports

  12. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 22, 2014 2:51 PM

    I think he shows…. I just do.

    He tried to hold out before and it lasted a few days and he just showed up and basically said he missed his team mates and being on the field.

    He’s not happy about it but I think he shows…

  13. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 22, 2014 2:52 PM

    Wait a minute, Patterson is a very good WR by the way.

    And what matters most is Andre Johnson’s location on September 7th.

  14. 1nationraidernation says: Jul 22, 2014 2:53 PM

    just pay the guy his million….he did your team a favor with the contreact he signed, which just might be the worse player contract, and best team contract in the entire nfl……if not sit out andre.

  15. brandonj21 says: Jul 22, 2014 2:56 PM

    He has 10.8 million reasons to show up ….

    #readyweek1

  16. Spymaster Belichick says: Jul 22, 2014 3:01 PM

    Andy Dalton is still a joke.

  17. jnbnet says: Jul 22, 2014 3:07 PM

    If the Texans were smart, they would get something for him while they can. The Texans are not going anywhere this season. Keeping an unhappy wide out will not help them much. Make a trade that will help rebuild the Texans.

  18. justintuckrule says: Jul 22, 2014 3:49 PM

    Cheap owners weasling out paying the franchise’s best player ever. I hope they make the Super Bowl and he intentionally drops the game winning TD pass to spite them. That would be the funniest thing in football history and the Texans’ owners would deserve it.

  19. jacunn2000 says: Jul 22, 2014 3:50 PM

    He has no choice. He will be there or the Texans can sue him for 10Million in signing money. Plus $30K a day for everyday he misses in training camp.

  20. thirtyrackdash says: Jul 22, 2014 4:01 PM

    This guy did everything he could for Houston including restructuring and they couldn’t get it done with the pieces they had. Are they really going to keep him around like some kind of indentured servant?

    They pushed his money back and, instead of hanging around to get the $10 million payday he was promised when he restructured, he wants to go somewhere where he has the chance to win the championship they were supposed to win. Let the man go live his dream and be proud he played ball with your expansion team for 12 years.

  21. bluenose1965 says: Jul 22, 2014 4:03 PM

    He’ll be in camp – guaranteed.

  22. nouhoh64 says: Jul 22, 2014 4:56 PM

    Andre Johnson is a wide receiver for the Houston Texans…Unless he isn’t.

  23. thefiesty1 says: Jul 22, 2014 5:53 PM

    Is Reliant Stadium now NRG??

  24. gloomysmitty says: Jul 22, 2014 7:08 PM

    Come on eagles your 1 Andre Johnson away from the Super Bowl

  25. rnine99 says: Jul 22, 2014 7:52 PM

    @Gloom and a defense…..

  26. gloomysmitty says: Jul 22, 2014 8:19 PM

    Don’t need a great D to win in the league we have an above avg D I just need our D to be top 15 that’s all were gonna be a top 3 offense.

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