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#81 WR

Andre Johnson

6' 3"
230 lbs
Jul 11, 1981
Birth Place:
13 years
Miami (FL)
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2014 Regular Season
85 936 11.0 35 3

Johnson has been released by the Houston Texans, a person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made by the team.

Johnson, the longest-tenured Texan, just completed his 12th season. He was a first-round draft pick in 2003, joining the expansion team in its second season. The 33-year-old Johnson had 85 catches for 936 yards last season, but the Texans were beginning to see DeAndre Hopkins as their top receiving threat. Johnson is a seven-time Pro Bowler with seven 1,000-yard receiving seasons and has 1,012 receptions with 13,597 yards receiving in his career.

Johnson had a season-high 134 yards receiving and a touchdown to lead the Texans to a 23-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Johnson also had a season-best 10 catches but finished with 936 yards this season, his lowest total in a season that he's played at least 14 games.

Johnson is active against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday after sitting out last week following a concussion.

Johnson was injured after being hit in the head by Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith on Dec. 7. Johnson thinks he may have lost consciousness for a few seconds after the hit, but says that the helmet-to-helmet blow didn't scare him.

Johnson caught seven passes for 53 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Tennessee.

It was Johnson's first touchdown since Week 6 and just his second on the season. He seems to be firmly behind teammate DeAndre Hopkins in terms of fantasy value.

Johnson was outstanding Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts.

Johnson had been slowed by an ankle injury but had seven catches for 99 yards with one score.

Johnson was active Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts.

He had been slowed by an ankle injury.

Johnson became the second-fastest receiver to 950 catches by finishing with five Sunday, giving him 954 after 159 games.

He'll have to wait at least another week to be the second fastest to 13,000 yards, finishing with 58 on Sunday to fall 19 yards short. He has two more games to beat Marvin Harrison's mark of 162 games. Jerry Rice did it in 154.

Johnson had six catches for 74 yards in Sunday's win over Oakland.

The end zone remains elusive. Johnson doesn't have a touchdown in his last nine games.

Johnson is back with the Houston Texans, saying he reported to camp simply because he loves the game.

The star receiver had skipped offseason workouts and mandatory minicamp after wondering in May whether Houston was "still the place for me." The 33-year-old Johnson, whose 1,407 yards receiving in 2013 ranked second in the AFC, rejoins a team that is looking to bounce back from a disastrous 2-14 season.

Johnson has skipped the first day of the Texans' mandatory mini-camp.

Johnson hasn't participated in any of the team's voluntary offseason workouts and said last month that he wouldn't attend these workouts, either. On Tuesday, he missed the first of three days of practices that are the last workouts before the team begins training camp in late July.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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