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Andre Johnson reports for camp

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Andre Johnson was spotted at the Texans’ facilities earlier this week, leading many to believe that the wide receiver would end his self-imposed exile from the team and report to training camp.

That’s how things have played out. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Johnson appeared at the team’s facility again on Friday and reported on time for the start of camp.

Johnson’s agent didn’t comment on his client’s plans earlier this week, but did say that he and the Texans were communicating. Part of those discussions likely center on whether Johnson can recoup a $1 million roster bonus he lost by not taking part in voluntary portions of the offseason program, although Johnson’s gripes with the direction of the Texans and what it means for his future in Houston may also be on the agenda.

Those talks can continue, but the important news for the Texans is that they won’t have to go into coach Bill O’Brien’s first season without their top wide receiver.

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21 Responses to “Andre Johnson reports for camp”
  1. The Pittsburgh Steelers: God's Team says: Jul 25, 2014 8:05 AM

    Antonio Brown is so much better than this guy.

  2. fischera50 says: Jul 25, 2014 8:10 AM

    Class! Some have it and others don’t…

  3. patriots123456 says: Jul 25, 2014 8:13 AM

    So it cost a million bucks to make a point?

    Smart move!

  4. brandonj21 says: Jul 25, 2014 8:19 AM

    Andre is too good of a guy to not show back up…. back to beasting ….100 plus catches and 1500 yards

  5. ccjcsr says: Jul 25, 2014 8:32 AM

    Ashame he is on a Franchise going no where!

    #tradetheman

  6. jimr10 says: Jul 25, 2014 8:35 AM

    I thought people on here said he was being traded to New England for a first round pick and Ryan Mallett..such good inside information..

  7. roofdoc1 says: Jul 25, 2014 8:35 AM

    Good for you Andre honoring your contract, time to get busy

  8. deathonwings410 says: Jul 25, 2014 8:42 AM

    You can feel his frustration…

  9. koufaxmitzvah says: Jul 25, 2014 8:44 AM

    The man is a Pro.

  10. crapsandviche says: Jul 25, 2014 9:03 AM

    Andre Johnson isnt The Gambler. He tried to bluff, and it got called.

  11. harveyredman says: Jul 25, 2014 9:07 AM

    When his career is over and he looks back at the time he played, what will he remember?

    I think the times we will miss are the times on the field and with his teammates. I doubt what he will regret will be holding out for a trade.

    Funny how our egos get in the way of things. You are playing a child’s game at a time when you are earning a King’s ransom to do so and treated like a demi-god by the millions who follow the league.

    Have some perspective, young man. You have an amazing life! There are worse things in this life than having Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing you balls.

  12. tooz72 says: Jul 25, 2014 9:21 AM

    #BUST

  13. dublindemonszfl says: Jul 25, 2014 9:27 AM

    The Texans window has closed. They should honor the guy that held it open for years and give him the chance at a ring. Hate to say it, but the Seahags recently found themselves in need of a WR.
    I am not a fan of either team. Also everyone hates the packers.

  14. titansbro says: Jul 25, 2014 9:34 AM

    I have no sympathy for the guy, if you paid close attention to the gripes he’s had over the years & how the franchise has gone out of their way to keep him happy you wouldn’t either.

    He’s a great player, but he had no leg to stand on here. He signed another new deal just a couple years ago when Schaub was the unquestioned starter. You telling me that you’re ok with Matt “pick-6″ Schaub & not Ryan Fitzpatrick? Doubt that. You knew there was no true “franchise guy” in place. Maybe shouldn’t have signed that extension then. It’s ok to want to be traded, & even to ask to be traded. But publicly moaning & groaning about it after the way this franchise has coddled you is not ok.

  15. nouhoh64 says: Jul 25, 2014 9:40 AM

    Unless he didn’t….

  16. tennesseeoilers says: Jul 25, 2014 9:45 AM

    And the heads of Panthers fans everywhere hang in sadness …

  17. stewart09 says: Jul 25, 2014 9:52 AM

    The texans still have a chance when/if they get a franchise Qb to go with a foster, Andre and company on the offense to go with a good defense anchored by the best defensive player in the league JJ watt (fact not a statement check profootballfocus for true stats based off advanced metrics)

  18. udkidd says: Jul 25, 2014 9:58 AM

    In speaking of football players. This guy is Mr. Houston. Glad he is back.

  19. texansdude says: Jul 25, 2014 10:14 AM

    Anybody bad mouthing Andre has never read one article or quote on/from him. I feel the guys pain as he enters his third building phase with this team! Any one of us would feel it, too. It’s no longer about money for him.

  20. raymondtx says: Jul 25, 2014 12:12 PM

    Whew! Glad you are back Andre, better late than never.

    Signed,
    H -town.

  21. bluenose1965 says: Jul 25, 2014 1:40 PM

    Of course he did. He’s that kind of a guy.

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