Andre Johnson (Wide Receiver)

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    November 4, 2014

    Frustrated Andre Johnson: "I Just Need To Go To An Island Or Something" (w/ AUDIO)

    For Andre Johnson, 2014 and the subsequent next few seasons are about two things -- getting in the best possible position to win a Super Bowl, and putting together a few more stellar individual seasons together to help fortify his case for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If you're reading this blog ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Five Observations From The First Texans-Falcons Joint Practice

    The 2011 lockout gave us some sensible things. The rookie wage scale that brought first round picks' salaries and signing bonuses into proper calibration with the players' inexperience and lack of any NFL resume was a positive. Gone were the days of $40 million guaranteed for JaMarcus Russell. The ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Former Texan Sage Rosenfels' Alludes To "Crazy" NFL Rumor, Breaks Twitter

    As if you needed another daily reminder with where we are in the realm of "breaking news," we got one on Wednesday afternoon. Adam Schefter, Jay Glazer, Albert Breer. These are the names we've become accustomed to hearing from when a free agent signs with a team, a head coach is fired, or Roger Go ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    Andre Johnson Reports to Texans Training Camp

    Numerous reports Friday morning indicate that Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has reported to training camp and will begin workouts with the team. This comes amid much speculation that the disgruntled veteran had been present at NRG Stadium early in the week though his agent would not confirm it ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    Dre Watch 2014: Andre Johnson Reportedly Spotted At NRG Stadium

    Where will Andre Johnson be come Friday? That's the question on every Texan fan's mind as we head toward the end of the week and the beginning of Training Camp 2014. Will he remain away from the team, working out on his own at home? Will he happily just trot out with the wide receivers, get in line ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Andre Johnson Reportedly Wants to Be Traded

    Well, now we at least know something. After months of cryptic interviews, nebulous filibusters by his uncle, and vague implications that he would hopefully-be-coming-back-but-I-don't-think-I'm-coming-back, we at least know something as it pertains to Andre Johnson, his desires, and what's causing a ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    Andre Johnson On His Texans Return: "Hopefully."

    On Tuesday this week, former Houston Texan offensive lineman Chester Pitts had a charity bowling event here in town. Among the celebrity guest lists were several of Pitts' former Texan teammates like Brian Cushing and Duane Brown. Also included in the advertised copy was wide receiver Andre Johnson ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Andre Johnson Just Wants to Win, Since When Is That A Bad Thing?

    The position has been filled with David Carr, Matt Schaub, and Ryan Fitzpatrick. These are the primary Houston Texans quarterbacks of the Andre Johnson era. This is a sad, pathetic list of QBs. And yet many people still wonder why Andre Johnson is having second thoughts about continuing to play for ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Andre Johnson Is Not Walking Through That Door

    If I had to put together a power ranking of my favorite uncles, many of the usual suspects would be on the list. Uncle Leo of Seinfeld fame was a cordial fellow ("HEELLOOOOOO!!"). Uncle Junior Soprano, while he increased Tony's general stress level, was always a guy who made things happen. And I've ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Adventures In Instagram: Arian Foster Misses Andre Johnson

    Do we all miss Andre Johnson? Sure. Would life be much more pleasant if Andre Johnson were a part of it? Of course. Andre Johnson is one of those things that always makes every wacky scenario he's involved with better. Like pizza or midgets. But he's not here. Well, he's here, like here in Houston ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Andre Johnson Situation: An Overview

    "I'm under contract, so I have to play my contract out. I can't do anything about that." -- Andre Johnson, 11/17/2013 Truth be told, we should have seen this coming. Back in November of last year, in the waning minutes of another soul crushing 2013 defeat, this one at the hands of the immortal Mat ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Schaub Watch 2014: Could He Stay Or Should He Go?

    You always have to read the signs, and sometimes the signs can be subtle. I've said before that one very underplayed way to gauge where a player stands with a franchise is the pricing of their jerseys in the team store. I've shared the story about going to Cowboys Stadium during the 2011 lockout an ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Dear Omer Asik: Ask Andre Johnson How to Handle Being Disgruntled

    It's never ideal when a athlete, upset by any number of issues, decides it is time to move on. It makes the player look like a whiner and limits the teams options. After all, once it is known a player wants out, it severely hamstrings the team's ability to find a trade partner willing to give back m ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Raiders 28, Texans 23: What the Schaub?

    About 20 minutes after the Texans game ended, a good friend of mine left a message on my voicemail explaining how angry she was at the team. If you listen to call-in shows or watch Twitter or listen to fans in the stadium, you would see she is not alone. In what will undoubtedly be one of the most ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Texans Reach The Breaking Point, Andre Johnson Walks Off

    "Me and Matt are fine." -- Andre Johnson, after Sunday's 28-23 loss to the Oakland Raiders You're Andre Johnson. You get drafted in 2003 by a one year old expansion team, still in its infancy stage. You're excited, you're eager, and you're hoping to be the foundational building block of something ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Colts 27, Texans 24: Weird Game, Coach Collapses, Bad Kicker and Another Loss

    In the long train of abuses and usurpations -- to borrow a phrase -- that is pro football in Houston, Texas, Sunday night's loss to the Colts probably isn't in the top 10, but it did have one thing in common with all the others, it was seriously heartbreaking. Fortunately, one of the hearts that wa ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Saints 31, Texans 23: Offense Shines, But Can They Stop The Big Plays?

    The result by itself doesn't matter. Despite losing to the Saints, the Texans had a mostly good day from a big-picture standpoint. They put up nearly 500 yards of offense (496) against a competent opponent. They came out without any significant injuries. Andre Johnson looked better than ever. They ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Arian Foster Injures Calf and Rides a Cart Back to Reliant

    The Texans started up their second week of Organized Team Activities Tuesday morning, and aside from Kubiak's effusive praise for second-year guard Brandon Brooks and the defense's intercepting four passes, the biggest story was this: Arian Foster strained his right calf, left the field, wrapped it ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Texans 29, Colts 17: Back-to-Basics Approach Nets AFC South Title, Renews Playoff Hopes

    It seems evident that Matt Schaub isn't going to win a shootout with the likes of Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. Perhaps not with Andrew Luck. But if the team's other components execute the way they're designed to, he shouldn't have to. On Sunday, the Texans (12-2) finally returned to their core princ ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    The Houston Texans 2012 All Character(s) Team

    Having a good team requires a mix of straight arrows -- guys like Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson, who appear nearly asleep when they aren't slicing and dicing opponents like cold cuts -- and goofballs who keep things light in what can often be a very intense work environment. Throughout the years, Ho ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Texans 43, Ravens 13: Adjustments Spark Beatdown of Long-Time Nemesis; Five Reasons Why

    Check out our slideshow of the Texans beating the Ravens for the first time in franchise history. The final score doesn't come close to showing it, but there were tense moments Sunday. Three early possessions resulted in three Houston punts, with only a single first down to show for it. Receivers ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Texans 30, Dolphins 10: Finesse Tops Power As Texans Pass First Test

    Check out our slideshow of the Houston Texans' season opener against the Dolphins. It ended with the exact lopsided score we predicted Friday, but at the same time, the 2012 season opener was quite different than the anticipated Texans blowout. The oldest NFL cliché is that winning depends on run ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Some Texan-Flavored Prop-Bet Appetizers Before The First NFL Sunday

    We are about 72 hours away from the first Sunday of the NFL season, a season that is undoubtedly the most highly anticipated in the history of the Texans since their inaugural campaign in 2002. This means we are also 24 hours away from my first "Weekend's Best Bets" posts, which is basically my we ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Houston Texans: Some Pre-Final Preseason Game 53-Man Roster-tology!

    Thursday night, the Texans' 2012 preseason wraps up with a game against the Minnesota Vikings. The game is meaningful to a couple dozen guys still battling for roster and practice squad spots (and REALLY degenerate gamblers -- seriously, final preseason game gambling is the bestiality porn of the ga ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Texans-Saints: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (The Trindon Holliday Conundrum Edition)

    If you are a sports couch potato (and if you are reading this, chances are that is the case), Saturday night was one of those nights that we probably take for granted all of the technological advances that allow us to consume all of the fare on the sports buffet simultaneously. Picture if you will, ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Houston Texans: Preseason Week Two, 4 Winners and 4 Losers

    When we last saw the Texans play football in our fair city, they were putting the finishing touches on a 31-10 beatdown of the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL playoffs. A week later, the magical ride would come to an end in Baltimore. Since then, some things have gotten better (Arian Foster's income, ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Texans 20, 49ers 9: Five Things We Learned (Including Linebacker Controversy?)

    Check out the rest of our photos from this weekend's preseason Texans game. It was brief and incomplete, but Saturday offered the first glimpse of how the Texans (2-0) may stack up with the league's elite. Houston starters played for essentially a full half against the Niners, a team known for its ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Texans 26, Panthers 13: Five Things We Learned

    It takes looking at just one final box score to show the relative importance, or lack thereof, with early preseason scores. Patriots 7, Saints 6. So the Texans' thorough road dismantling of a capable Carolina team may not signal much, particularly considering most first-teamers played less than a ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Texans Training Camp: Crisis Averted, Duane Brown Is Gonna Be Okay

    "#TexansNation I'm good!!!! Thanks for the thoughts and concerns!" -- Texans left tackle Duane Brown, 2:21 PM 8/1/12 on Twitter (@DuaneBrown76) "Thank God..." -- Every Texans fan...on Twitter, on message boards, at the grocery store, pretty much everywhere Remember the first five minutes of Raider ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Houston Texans: My Annual Way Too Early Guess at the 53-Man Roster

    On Sunday morning at the Texans' second day of practice of the young preseason, I was hanging out with my co-host John Granato watching the wide receivers go one-on-one against the cornerbacks in pass catching drills when Evan Koch of the Texans media relations team walked by and asked us who we tho ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Texans Training Camp: Andre Johnson's Groin Becomes the Most Scrutinized Groin in Houston (Non-Stripper Division)

    When I moved back to Houston in 2007 to start a career in radio, literally the first event I ever attended as a media member was the opening of Texans training camp. So excited I was for this assignment, I literally showed up at the facility like two hours before practice started at 8 a.m. My then-s ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Texans Draft Preview: Understanding Needs In A Gary Kubiak Offense

    For the first time in years, the first round of the NFL Draft may not be about defense for the Texans. After spending exhaustive resources to rebuild the depleted unit, the consensus among pundits is that Gary Kubiak will use the 2012 draft to add youth to his offensive core -- namely, in the passi ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Texans 31, Bengals 10: Andre Johnson's Return Sparks Offensive Revival

    Andre Johnson was poised to assume the role of feel-good story in any Texan playoff win, regardless of how it came about. Nine seasons of brilliant play that (until now) had been overshadowed by team-wide failures can have that effect. For the first time in months, though, Houston's star receiver a ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Texans-Bengals: Five Matchups to Watch, and a Prediction

    If he can dream...​The last time the city of Houston hosted an NFL playoff game -- or even had a team playing in one -- it came under very different circumstances than what will transpire Saturday afternoon. Unlike the 10-6 Texans, who slide into the playoffs on a 3-game losing streak, the 12 ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Rape, Scandal, Greed and Cockfighting -- The 2011 Sports Year In Review

    2011: Penn State's horrible year​You know how, in the series 24, the way a season unfolds? How just when you think there has been some sort of resolution to the bad guys being bottled up, right then and there a new (often worse) layer is introduced, and ultimately in like Hour 22 Jack Bauer wi ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Texans/Falcons -- 5 Things to Watch

    The NFL playoffs, hopefully brought to you by T.J. Yates.​Over the last two seasons, Texan fans have been conditioned to spend the first half of the season basking in a decent start (5-3 and 4-2 the last two years, respectively) and then spend the remainder of the season waiting for a safe to ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    5 Signs You're Dangerously Starting to Think It Just Might Be the Texans' Year

    Check yourself before you wreck yourself.​You have tried. You have told yourself you've been down the road before, and each time your hopes and dreams have been cruelly dashed. But you can't help it -- you are, once again, letting yourself become optimistic about the Texans. But this year th ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Andre Johnson Doesn't Deny Knowing the Rogue Miami Booster

    Andre Nevin on the right, trouble for Da U​In what has the potential to be the most explosive college football scandal since Eric Dickerson was pumping bass out of the speakers of his shiny new gold Trans-Am in the late '70s, a rogue University of Miami booster who doubles as a convicted felon ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    How Andre Johnson's "Death" Turned into a Mere Dislocated Finger

    Secondhand news​There's a scene from Season 5 of The Sopranos just after Tony Soprano got into the car accident with the smoking hot Adriana (who happened to be Tony's insane nephew Christopher's fiancée) late at night on a rural in Dover, New Jersey. Word broke about the accident and the So ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Pay Andre Johnson's Fine: Dept. Of Really Bad Ideas, Call For You On Line One

    You knew this was coming -- someone is mounting a campaign to pay the $25,000 fine Texan Andre Johnson got for aggressively invading the personal space of Titan Cortland Finnegan Sunday. The website has set up the account, with the above very earnest video introduction. "I thought it w ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Texans 20, Titans 0: Andre Punctuates Big Win With Knockout Blow

    Marco TorresAndre Johnson (left) was ejected from the game after a fistfight with Titans player Cortland Finnegan. See more photos from the game in our slideshow.​For the first time in four weeks, the Texans left someone other than themselves and their fans feeling the effects of a punch. In ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Andre Johnson Vs. Nolan Ryan: Which Beatdown Wins?

    Texans fans got a rare chance to cheer this weekend, and not only because the team won (we won't mention exactly how low on the totem pole the opposition's starting QB was). There was also an unusual helmet-free fight, between Andre Johnson and the Titans' Cortland Finnegan. Johnson's widearmed fac ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Houston Texans -- Cortland Finnegan Is A Punk Ass Bitch

    Down goes Finnegan!! Down goes Finnegan!!​''I want to apologize to the organization, our owner and my teammates. What happened out there today wasn't me. I just lost my cool. I wish I could take back what happened. I can't. It's over and done with now. I'm pretty sure I'll be disciplined. I'll ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Andre Johnson Goes To School

    Photos by Dawn McGeeAndre Johnson gets team coverage​After being postponed by an injury, Texans star receiver Andre Johnson made his annual visit to Bastian Elementary today, hot on the heels of his clutch game-winning TD catch Sunday.Johnson has more or less adopted Bastian, and the kids can't se ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Texans 35, Chiefs 31: Johnson Returns To Form, And So Does The Offense. But...

    Winning a squeaker​With Andre Johnson's ankle seemingly healthy again, the Texans' offense on Sunday silenced concerns about its ability to remain among the NFL's elite.That might mean something if head coach Gary Kubiak and defensive coordinator Frank Bush can find a way for their defense to not ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Houston Texans Turn The Corner -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Neil Rackers -- He's no Kris Brown​I shouldn't enjoy carnage as much as I do, but I have to admit that a few hours after Neil Rackers' 35-yard field goal sailed through the uprights, sending the Houston Texans to an improbable 30-27 overtime win over the Washington Redskins yesterday afternoon, My ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Game Time: Andre Johnson -- Houston Texan For Life

    Andre Johnson, demonstrating why he's not a baseball player​Andre Johnson held out for the first three days of organized team activities this past spring, ostensibly to send a message to the Texans that he wanted to be paid in accordance with what he has become -- the best wide receiver in the Nat ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Game Time: Houston Texans: Seven Things To Watch In OTA's

    Photo by Mark C. AustinYou can't spell OTAs without Houston!! (And an 'A' from somewhere​My first Cushing-free football blog post in a couple weeks -- now I know how Pedro Gomez felt after Barry Bonds retired. "What the hell am I going to talk about???"Thankfully, the Texans start voluntary organ ... More >>

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