Andre Johnson to Sign 1-Day Texans Contract, Retire with Franchise

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 17, 2017

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 28: Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans warms up before playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in a NFL game on December 28, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
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Andre Johnson will officially retire with the Houston Texans after signing a one-day contract with the team, per Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle:

Johnson spent his first 12 years in Houston before competing for the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans over the past two seasons.

The receiver announced his retirement in October after playing eight games with the Titans, totaling just nine catches for 85 yards.

In November, Johnson said "it would mean a lot" for him to retire as a Texan, per Reid Laymance of the Houston Chronicle.

The 35-year-old finished his career with 1,062 catches, good for 11th in NFL history, plus 14,185 receiving yards and 70 touchdowns. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2003 draft also went to seven Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro twice.

 

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