Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) warms up before the game against the Denver Broncos at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Browns, Patriots, Raiders potential candidates for Andre Johnson


Earlier today Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported four teams were interested in disgruntled Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson. To follow that report, Rapoport mentioned three teams who could reach out in hopes of snagging Johnson in a segment on NFL Network:

Considering Johnson wants to find himself in a situation where winning is possible, this has caused many to link he and the New England Patriots, dating back to when the turmoil began. And as it was several months ago, salary cap continues to be an issue. The 32-year-old receiver is set to make $10 million in 2014-15 according to SportRac.com–the cap hit being $14 million. Adding Johnson, and possibly including Danny Amendola in the package, takes New England over the cap limit.

For each franchise mentioned-New England, Cleveland, Oakland–they’d be landing a marquee free agent who could immediately impact the team’s 2014 fortunes. In New England, Johnson adds the much needed deep threat the team has been absent of since Randy Moss’ departure. In Cleveland, he’d step into the role Josh Gordon’s disciplinary actions have left void. And in Oakland, Johnson adds a veteran presence to go alongside Matt Schaub.

Last season, Johnson collected 5 touchdowns and 1407 receiving yards.


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  • Ian Hartwell

    Bring schaub back to his pro bowl form

    • merlinconyers

      He and schaub are like matchs and gasoline

  • James Schroeder

    Schaub and Johnson is like Andy Dalton and AJ Green. If this is a serious possibility he has to come to Oakland. It’s almost inevitable

  • MD_in_MD

    I would chit my pants if my Raiders got him! lol

    • KloverJane

      No chit lol

  • Senordiaz

    Why of course it’s Oakland…Makes all the sense in the world….we have the cap room and they can re-united him with Schaub…Houston can have D. Moore…Go for it Reggie.

    • Michael Blancarte

      You know he stated he wanted out of Houston when Matt Schaub threw Oakland the game right?
      Think they got out of the sweepstakes for Andre when they traded for Matt.

  • Aubry Harden

    Raiders

    Would have a true shot of winning the AFC BEST! !

  • vic slick

    Houston Chronocle reports that the Texans will not trade Johnson,..end of story

  • James Frazier

    Cmon Andraider Johnson you belong in SILVER AND BLACK!!!! With Jones-Drew, Reece, Murray and McFadden coming out of the backfield the play action would be ripe for the Schaubing!

  • Angel Perea

    THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: How about a swap: Johnson for Crabtree? Just asking?

    • marc allen

      Get off this Raider site whiner fan..go to your own site..we don’t want pink and butterscotch news here!!

      • Miguel Jauregui

        Pink and butterscotch that’s hilarious!!! New one for me. Oakland blow the whistle. Our problem has been in the Wr department.

  • Joe Hinerman

    I don’t see him signing with Oakland. Being a raiders fan I would love to see this done but,
    A.) johnson is still under contract with Houston, they would have to give up picks to get him. I think a 5th and conditional 6th would be ok.
    B.) if you go buy the contracts Big Mac has offered this years veterans. I would be very surprised if he offers more then 3mil. Johnson has a 10mil contract now!
    I see New England sneaking in and, making a better offer and a better chance to make the playoffs.

  • Jimmy Apodaca

    I would like him as a Raider, but we all know how this story goes……he will be a patriot.