The Houston Texans opened up rookie minicamp on Friday, so you would think that all the attention surrounding the organization would be centered solely on the debut of first overall pick Jadeveon Clowney. While there was a big spotlight on that debut, there is a lot of buzz still swirling around disgruntled wide receiver Andre Johnson, who doesn’t seem to want to be there anymore.
During a media session on Friday, new head coach Bill O’Brien did address the situation, and while not saying much, he did state that all discussions that he’s had with Johnson have been positive.
Bill O’Brien won’t comment on Andre Johnson’s comments this week, but says his conversations with Johnson have all been positive. #Texans
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) May 16, 2014
Johnson has recently been quite outspoken about how unhappy he is in his current situation, and some believe that has a lot to do with the team deciding to draft Clowney with that top overall pick instead of one of the top quarterbacks that were available. The team did end up drafting a quarterback later in the event, selecting Pitt’s Tom Savage, but that apparently wasn’t enough to please their veteran wideout.
At this time, there haven’t been any significant trade talks as the Texans and O’Brien continue to play damage control with their star, but if things end up taking a negative turn, a lot of phones around the league could be getting some heavy usage as teams look to make one of the best wide receivers in the league happy.