Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) warms up against the Jacksonville Jaguars before the game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Houston Texans unlikely to trade Andre Johnson

Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has made it abundantly clear lately that after 11 years with the organization. And no, he hasn’t done it in an annoying, selfish sort of way, rather he sat down with the team and expressed his desire to move on in his career before addressing that matter publicly, which is actually refreshing to see nowadays from an athlete in any sport.

There’s just one problem, however. Virtually the only way that Johnson would be able to depart Houston anytime soon would be if the team were to decide to deal him, and according to Ian Rapoport, that’s very unlikely to occur.

Now if you happen to be confused as to why coaching staff and management are spending a great deal of time talking to a player that doesn’t want to be there anymore rather than just make him happy and deal him, well that’s because if they were to set him free in such a manner, they would take a significant financial hit.


On Thursday it was reported that Johnson is likely to skip the team’s OTAs coming up this summer, so this situation doesn’t seem to be getting any easier, any time soon.

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