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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:32:17 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has showed no signs of rust from his time away from the team this offseason. Johnson had an impressive practice during joint workouts with the Denver Broncos Wednesday, Aug. 20. "He's a big part of what we're doing here," head coach Bill O'Brien said.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson will be a top-tier fantasy receiver despite the fact he has either Ryan Fitzpatrick or Case Keenum throwing him passes, not exactly a who's who of Pro Bowl quarterbacks.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:17:18 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) and LB Brian Cushing (undisclosed) were all active for practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:08:40 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) and WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) will not play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.
Fantasy Tip: There's no cause for concern here as both have resumed practicing.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:35:32 -0700
The Houston Texans have not decided if WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) will play in the second preseason game, but he is close to fully participating in practice, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Johnson participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 14, for the second straight day.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson can take his time with the injury since the regular season is still a few weeks away. If healthy, Johnson should be a starter in most fantasy leagues.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:09:41 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson has plenty of time to prepare for the season and is a mid-to-low WR2 at his advanced age.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:27:26 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) did not practice again Tuesday, Aug. 12. Head coach Bill O'Brien hoped Johnson would return to practice at some point this week.
Fantasy Tip: It's better to be safe than sorry with Johnson. The Texans are presumably making sure he gets as much rest and recovery as he can before the season starts. He's still a viable WR2 option in all scoring formats.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:11:11 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 11, but did work on a side field. Head coach Bill O'Brien said he hopes Johnson will be able to play in the second preseason game.
Fantasy Tip: It appears Johnson is making good progress and it looks likely he is on track to be ready for the start of the season. Johnson could use some preseason time to work with his new quarterback, but it is not a necessity. Johnson likely will be a starter in most fantasy leagues this season if healthy.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:48:02 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) could play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson's status shouldn't be affected unless he's unable to play by the third or fourth preseason game.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:23:10 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) has been ruled out of the team's first preseason game by head coach Bill O'Brien.
Fantasy Tip: The team continues to be cautious with Johnson. Sitting out his first preseason game should not affect his status on draft day.
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 21:55:06 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 3. Johnson said he would like to play in the first preseason game but is not sure if he will.
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 06:31:44 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 2.
Fantasy Tip: The team continues to be cautious with Johnson. It is still very early in training camp for Johnson to get healthy. This should not affect his regular season status.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:18:24 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 30. Head coach Bill O'Brien has said the team is being cautious with Johnson.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson has plenty of time to let his hamstring heal, so owners should not be worried about him at this point. Johnson should be considered a low-end No. 2 wide receiver in all leagues.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:55:06 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) left practice Tuesday, July 29, with a strained hamstring.
Fantasy Tip: The good news here is that it is early in training camp. Hamstring issues can linger, so it is definitely something to watch as training camp continues. Check back when there is more information on the severity of the injury.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:35:33 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said he's feeling more comfortable with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Texans' offense.
Fantasy Tip: This bodes well for the previously unhappy Johnson. He's a high-end WR2 in standard leagues with WR1 potential in PPR leagues.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:53:23 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said he will be moved around to different spots in head coach Bill O'Brien's offensive system.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson should continue to be the main passing option for the team this upcoming season. He should be considered a starting wide receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:26:25 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said, "That's the plan," when asked if he wants to finish his career with the team. He feels confident with the direction of the team after meeting with the front office. Johnson ended his holdout this week.
Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old is locked in as a mid- to low-range WR2, with stronger cred in PPR leagues, even with the uncertainty at quarterback. His future value is murky, though, with his age and the club's offensive changes.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:23:50 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has reported to camp Friday, July 25. The two sides are still in contact about an extension.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson makes a solid WR2 in fantasy.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:50:52 -0700
Talks between the Houston Texans and WR Andre Johnson are progressing forward, but it is not known whether enough progress has been made so Johnson can report to training camp.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:18:25 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson visited the team facility Monday, July 21. Johnson has visited the facility a few times this offseason. According to a league source, it does not mean Johnson will report to camp on time.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:40:19 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster said WR Andre Johnson, who reportedly has asked for a trade this offseason, is an embodiment of the city of Houston, and he has more star power than the city's younger sports standouts. "He is Houston," Foster said. "I remember when I had my little run where I had like two back-to-back great seasons. I felt like this city loves me, they love me here. Everywhere I go, this is still Dre's city. I don't care if James Harden is walking around, Dwight Howard, whatever. This is Andre Johnson's city. He is Houston. That's what it means more than anything. He's been a staple here for so long."
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:52:18 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson "is not going to be traded," in the opinion to John McClain. Houston wants to avoid giving Johnson the $1 million workout bonus that he passed up by not participating in offseason activities or guarantee his 2015 salary. They don't want to create a precedent that can be manipulated by DE J.J. Watt's agent in the future. McClain said that "Any 33-year-old ... anybody doesn't walk away from" the $10 million that Houston owes Johnson.
Fantasy Tip: The financial clarity in this situation makes it likelier that Johnson will report, but you can't guarantee anything until there's a concrete resolution. Johnson remains at least a serviceable WR2 no matter where he plays this year.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:34:04 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson shares an agent with Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. The connection could make Oakland a possible landing spot for the disgruntled receiver, according to Ian Rapoport.
Fantasy Tip: Moving to Oakland would be a slight fantasy improvement for the WR2.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:05:56 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is willing to restructure his contract to help potential suitors fit under the salary cap, but he won't take a pay cut, a source told Ian Rapoport.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:13:23 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is wanted via trade by at least four teams, according to a source. The names of the four teams were undisclosed.
Fantasy Tip: The Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots have been rumored in connection with the Johnson situation. The Patriots would probably be the better landing spot from a fantasy perspective. It's anyone's guess as to who the other two teams are.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:18:47 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is now working out "not thinking of the Texans," according to a source. Four teams are expressing interest in trading for Johnson before the season.
Fantasy Tip: The longer we go into the offseason, the more we get the feeling that Johnson has no interest in returning to Houston. However, the Texans must be on board with letting Johnson have his wish in a trade. Stay tuned.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:16:15 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson would cost the team $11.96 million in dead money if he's traded. He has three years and $34.5 million left on his deal.
Fantasy Tip: Ouch. Johnson's uncertain future keeps the possibility of a swap open, but Houston is less than enthused at the financial situation. Stay tuned.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:46:44 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson hinted Wednesday, July 9, in an interview that he might be present for the start of training camp. "Hopefully. We'll see what happens. Camp is three weeks away," Johnson told NFL Network.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:42:06 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said he is still unsure if he will be with the team in Week 1.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson's value this year is very much up in the air because of the uncertainty surrounding his future. He might be more of a WR2 with the Texans, but if he's traded, there could be potential for more, even at his age.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:18:15 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is expected to be back with the team this season, according to beat writer Tania Ganguli.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:20:03 -0700
Houston Texans QB Case Keenum will spend the next month learning the new offensive system and reviewing his mistakes from 2013 action. Keenum said he wants to connect with disgruntled WR Andre Johnson to work out on the side. Johnson is reportedly upset with losing and wants out of Houston. Keenum went 0-8 as a starting quarterback in 2013.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:15:26 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson wants out of Houston, according to sources close to former New England Patriots LB Ted Johnson.
Fantasy Tip: While there have been indications this was the case, this is the most concrete evidence that Johnson wants to be traded. His fantasy stock would improve should he move to a more potent team. On the downside, the chance of a holdout is there, which could hurt his value.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:19:00 -0700
As expected, Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is not at the team's mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 17.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson will miss valuable repetitions with starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. However, he still has time to decide if he wants to continue on with Houston, and he could get back in the flow next month during training camp if he comes back. The uncertainty around Johnson's status is unsettling.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:27:20 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson will not show his face at the team's mandatory minicamp this week, according to his uncle Andre Melton. Johnson has been thinking this offseason and isn't sure he wants to continue his career with the team as they rebuild. Johnson can be fined each day he's absent, and if he misses all three days this week, he can lose a total of $69,455. He would also lose a $1 million offseason workout bonus. Johnson continues to work out on his own and remains in peak physical shape.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson becomes more of a risk the closer we get to training camp as he continues to be absent from team workouts. However, if he returns, he'll continue to be the go-to receiver in Houston's aerial game.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:35:18 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson's status for next week's three-day minicamp is up in the air, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Johnson missed all 10 of the team's organized team activities.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson has hinted that he wants to be traded and has been mentioned in trade rumors involving several teams. It seems unlikely that the team will trade their star receiver, however. If he remains with Houston, he still has WR1 potential, more so in PPR leagues. When Johnson plays a full 16-game season, he's finished with WR1 numbers since 2008.
Tue, 27 May 2014 10:23:25 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson was not present at the team's organized team activities Tuesday, May 27. The team had said talks with Johnson about his future were positive.
Thu, 22 May 2014 11:39:38 -0700
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith have been in contact with WR Andre Johnson to try to ease his concerns and get him to show up to offseason activities. The team can not trade him.
Thu, 22 May 2014 09:26:44 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said he doesn't think a superstar receiver is crucial to a team's success, which might foreshadow that the team doesn't have WR Josh Gordon in their long-term plans. Gordon is facing a year-long suspension for failing a marijuana test. Farmer also said that he'd be willing to trade for a receiver. Farmer said he hasn't reached out to the Houston Texans regarding WR Andre Johnson.
Fantasy Tip: The statement from Farmer doesn't bode well for Gordon, who we expect to be suspended for at least the majority of the 2014 season. He's a big risk as a fantasy football selection until we have a better picture of the scope of his suspension.
Sat, 17 May 2014 23:28:53 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens are not likely to pick up WR Andre Johnson from the Houston Texans. Rumors began circulating because Gary Kubiak, Johnson's old coach in Houston, is now with the Ravens.
Fri, 16 May 2014 14:54:33 -0700
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he has tons of respect for WR Andre Johnson, and the talks the two have had recently have been very positive. Johnson hasn't attended the team's voluntary offseason workouts and didn't show up for the voluntary minicamp last week, either. He doesn't plan on attending the team's organized team activities or the mandatory minicamp next month as he wonders if Houston is the place for him now.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson is a very realistic trade candidate this offseason. As a result, he becomes somewhat more of a risky draft selection in fantasy leagues. If Johnson leaves, DeAndre Hopkins' value will shoot up as the No. 1 receiver.
Wed, 14 May 2014 12:25:42 -0700
The New England Patriots would likely kick the tires on a potential trade for Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson, in the opinion of Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, because the Patriots discuss everyone.
Tue, 13 May 2014 12:35:24 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has been wondering if the Texans are the place for him moving forward. Johnson has no plans to attend organized team activities or minicamp at this point.
Fantasy Tip: This is something that will need to be watched closely throughout the rest of the offseason. If this lingers into the summer and into training camp, it could very easily become a distraction.
Wed, 07 May 2014 07:07:21 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson was absent from the voluntary minicamp Tuesday, May 6.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:29:54 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said he recently talked with QB Matt Schaub and believes that Schaub has the mindset that he will return to the team next season. "I get the feeling that he feels like he's going to be here. … He's in good spirits," Johnson said. "I think this offseason was great for him, just to get away and clear his mind."
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:29:07 -0700
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said he would prefer to play with a veteran quarterback next season because of their experience but is open to playing with a rookie quarterback. "Most of the time guys are looking for veterans because they have the most experience, they know what to expect. But sometimes you can find that young guy that can come in and pick it up right away and go out there and make plays for you," Johnson said.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:41:48 -0800
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said he's not thinking about retirement any time soon.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:28:54 -0800
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said the wrist injury that forced him to miss the Pro Bowl has completely healed. Johnson said he played several weeks with the sore wrist.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:42:48 -0800
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said he would trade the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft if he was in charge of the team.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:47:41 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson has been named to the 2014 Pro Bowl in place of Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:00:42 -0800
With six catches and 49 yards on Sunday, Dec. 29, Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson finished with 109 catches, 1,407 yards and five touchdowns for the year. He joins Marvin Harrison as the only receivers with 100 catches and 1,400 yards in four seasons.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:39:02 -0800
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson and DE J.J. Watt were selected to the Pro Bowl roster announced Friday, Dec. 27.