Andre Johnson on the Verge of Entering Top 10 of All-Time Receiving List

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffDecember 5, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 29: Andre Johnson #81 of the Indianapolis Colts looks on against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 29, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Bucs 25-12. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Andre Johnson enters Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers needing just 13 receiving yards to move into sole possession of 10th place on the NFL's all-time receiving list, per Pro-Football-Reference.com.

With 13,920 career receiving yards to his name, the 34-year-old Johnson sits just 12 behind Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (13,932), who is out for the rest of the season due to a torn Achilles.

Once a lock to record at least 13 yards, Johnson has failed to catch even a single pass in three separate games this season, his first (and quite possibly last) campaign as a member of the Colts.

For a point of comparison, Johnson recorded 13 or more receiving yards in 101 consecutive games at one point during his 12-year tenure with the division-rival Houston Texans, per Pro-Football-Reference.com's play index.

While retirement does seem to be beckoning, Johnson still has a shot to move up to ninth on the all-time receiving list by the end of this season, as he only needs 85 more yards to pass ninth-place James Lofton (14,004).

Should he opt to play another season, Johnson might even rise to seventh or eighth on the list, though he may have a tough time finding a team that will give him a prominent role.

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