Report has Colts parting ways with Andre Johnson
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 24, 2016) – Speculation increased Wednesday that the Indianapolis Colts are parting ways with Andre Johnson after one lackluster season.
Not only has the veteran receiver played his final game for the Colts, but retirement might be an option for the 34-year-old Johnson, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and NFL.com. Initial attempts to reach Johnson’s agent, Kennard McGuire, for comment have been unsuccessful.
However, McGuire told the Houston Chronicle, “Retirement hasn’t been discussed. Andre is training and preparing for next season.’’
Johnson was one of the centerpieces of general manager Ryan Grigson’s free-agent shopping last offseason, signing a three-year, $21 million contract that included $10 million in guarantees. But he offered only occasional flashes and finished with 41 receptions, 503 yards and four touchdowns.
Johnson established himself as a Hall of Fame-worthy receiver during his 13-year career. He ranks No. 8 in NFL history with 1,053 receptions and No. 9 with 14,100 yards. He’s a seven-time Pro Bowl selection.
By terminating Johnson’s contract, the Colts will free up $5 million under the salary cap.