Andre Johnson released

AFC South Update

The Houston Texans have released the greatest player in the franchise’s history, Andre Johnson. Johnson drafted by the Texans in 2003, is the team’s all-time leader in all receiving categories (1012 catches, 13,597 receiving yards) and is now free to sign with any team in the league. The veteran receiver will be 34-years-old in July and has played his entire 12-year career in Houston. That will obviously change as Johnson was scheduled to make $11.5 million next season and with the team preparing to move forward with DeAndre Hopkins as their featured option in the passing game they decided to cut Johnson. The move will save the team $8.825 million in salary cap space. The decorated receiver had two years remaining on his contract with a salary cap number of $16.1 million for 2015. Look for Johnson to pick a team with stability at the quarterback position and the potential to make a deep playoff run. In fact, there has already been speculation that the Ravens may turn to Johnson to replace Torrey Smith in Baltimore.



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