Colts are done with Andre Johnson after one season

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Andre Johnson may be finished in Indianapolis, but his agent insists he is not finished.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Colts are done with the veteran wide receiver, and are prepared to cut him if he doesn’t retire.

And that doesn’t seem to be in his plan, as his agent Kennard McGuire told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle “Retirement hasn’t been discussed. Andre is training and preparing for next season.”

The 34-year-old wideout failed to make any kind of impact with the Colts last season, catching just 41 passes for 503 yards and four touchdowns.

That’s obviously not what they were hoping for when he signed a three-year, $21 million contract last offseason, and paying him $7.5 million for next year is clearly not anything they’re interested in.

31 responses to “Colts are done with Andre Johnson after one season

  1. its crazy how good a player can be with one team, sign with another, and be horrible. Did he leave his legs in Houston?

    AJ always was a beast, I bet he still has gas left in the tank. That Colts team is soft, and I wouldnt be surprised if some of that softness rubbed off on AJ.

    I’d sign him for 1.5mm…

  2. During Dre’s last two seasons with the Texans it became evident he didn’t dictate deep safety coverage anymore. His last season with the Texans he had trouble getting open against slot corners. With that being said, I still think he can give you SOMETHING as a #3 receiver if his ego allows him to accept that role. I’d have no problem welcoming him back as a Texan if he wanted to return, and it ain’t like we got a quality #2 or 3 receiver currently on the roster.

  3. He was also playing with Matt Hasselbeck and a wildly ineffective/injured Andrew Luck last year. He’s a HOF player and his best seasons came with Matt Schaub throwing him the ball. That’s really, really impressive.

    Teams are waiting for the other shoe to drop with Calvin Johnson, but Andre Johnson could be a shrewd low-risk pickup for a contending team with an established QB. Seattle and New England could be potential suitors, and even Green Bay may not shy away since he was released and therefor does not count against the compensatory draft pick formula. McCarthy has said they want “size across the middle of the field” so they are looking for a bigger target.

  4. 2since96 says:
    Feb 24, 2016 10:10 AM
    its crazy how good a player can be with one team, sign with another, and be horrible. Did he leave his legs in Houston?

    AJ always was a beast, I bet he still has gas left in the tank. That Colts team is soft, and I wouldnt be surprised if some of that softness rubbed off on AJ.
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    The problem is that the Colts signed a receiver turning 34 who was coming off a down year. He’s just an old vet in decline. The Texans knew this and they wanted to use keep him in a limited role. He didn’t want to decrease his playing time so he found a sucker team willing to sign a 34 year old in decline to a 3 year $21M deal. It was just a bad signing by the Colts.

  5. I really feel for the guy. Imagine how much greater his career could have been if we would have ever had a solid QB throwing to him. The best it ever got for him was Matt Schaub before Schaub turned into a pick 6 machine.

  6. charliecharger says:
    Feb 24, 2016 10:24 AM
    The new offensive coordinator has to be licking his chops preparing for a season with T.Y. Hilton, Phillip Dorsett, and Donte Moncrief, at WR.
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    Not as much as opposing defenses lick their chops looking at that O-line

  7. .
    Colts History 101 : First it was ” suck for luck” , last season was ” suck to avoid the Patriots in 2016″ . What a cowardly organization.
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  8. Grigson and Pagano are shrewd, crafty geniuses!
    I can’t wait to see next year’s special trick play…”The Funt” was the greatest play in the whole NFL last year!

  9. He is definitely not a #1 WR with his speed right now but make no mistake his hands are still pretty solid. He would flourish on a team as a #3 or 4 receiver working one on one coverage.

    He has to be reasonable with his salary request and find a system which his skill set will compliment

  10. annes22 says:
    Feb 24, 2016 11:42 AM

    Come to Miami, where he belongs.

    He wanted to last season. But I think he was available after Jennings had already joined.

  11. Only way he could do worse than Indy, is to go to Miami. Yikes. I think he deserves better.

  12. Everyone was on their bandwagon cause “They got new weapons!” …

    A washed up HB or two and a washed up WR… along with nothing to fix that D or Oline… c’mon experts.

  13. @ touchdownelvis says:
    Feb 24, 2016 10:16 AM

    Wow, I didn’t realize that he’d even gotten to 41/503/4, honestly.
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    That stat line would have led the Eagles paltry receiving corp. Not his fault they paid him all that money, then Luck sucked and then got injured. However, except for very few players, football is and will always be a young man’s game!

  14. starrfavrerodgers says:
    Feb 24, 2016 10:17 AM

    He was also playing with Matt Hasselbeck and a wildly ineffective/injured Andrew Luck last year. He’s a HOF player and his best seasons came with Matt Schaub throwing him the ball. That’s really, really impressive.

    Teams are waiting for the other shoe to drop with Calvin Johnson, but Andre Johnson could be a shrewd low-risk pickup for a contending team with an established QB. Seattle and New England could be potential suitors, and even Green Bay may not shy away since he was released and therefor does not count against the compensatory draft pick formula. McCarthy has said they want “size across the middle of the field” so they are looking for a bigger target.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    No way AJ is going across the middle!!

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