In my eyes, I don't think Andre Johnson will hold out. This article was really a worst case scenario.
I don't think Andre Johnson will hold out for three reasons.
One, Andre has always been a team-first player. I don't think he is interested in rocking the boat. He feels the team will address his contract at the appropriate time. He'll be in camp and play in all the meaningful games.
Two, he simply does not have legal ground to stand on. Andre signed his contract with his choice of representation.
Whether his uncle was the best choice for an agent, Johnson made his own decision. For those of you lawyers out there, think back to caveat emptor. For the rest of you, think of lying in the bed you made.
Johnson has so many years left on his deal, he has no leverage. Is he going to sit out until his contract expires? Highly unlikely. The team simply has all the clout and can choose when and if to make a decision to upgrade AJ's deal.
Third, and related to the previous point, the Texans won't allow AJ's contract status to become a problem. Sometime this season, I predict, the team and Andre will come together and work out an extension to both pay Johnson commensurate with the top players in the league and keep AJ in a Texans' uniform for the rest of his career.