Andre Johnson is looking for a new team after bombing out in Indianapolis. Between the revolving door of quarterbacks and a very clear regression in his own skills, Johnson became counter-productive for Fantasy purposes. Even if he finds another team, it's likely he won't be effective enough to help Fantasy owners on a consistent basis. It's crazy to say about a legend like Johnson, but keep him off of rosters.
Johnson has been working out and hopes to sign with a NFL team and does not have plans to retire. "I'm just training right now and just waiting for an opportunity. When that comes I'll take advantage of it," he told the Houston Chronicle. Johnson had just 41 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns last season as the wideout struggled to gain separation on passing routes at times. It's not a good sign that he didn't find a suitable offer after teams went through free agency and the draft, but he may still get a chance to win a roster spot with a NFL team during training camp.
Following his release by the Colts last month, Johnson still plans to play this year, the Houston Chronicle reports. Johnson, who turns 35 in July, remains unsigned well after the opening of free agency, though we suppose that an offer will arrive down the road once team's wideout depth charts are solidified by the NFL Draft, or altered by injuries. In 16 games, including 14 starts for the Colts in 2015, Johnson finished with 41 catches for 503 yards and four touchdowns.
Though Johnson is not slated to return to the Colts in 2016, the veteran wideout has no plans to end his NFL career, NFL.com reports. "I am playing, there's no question about that," Johnson noted Saturday, while adding "I know I can still play this game...I'm not discouraged about what happened this past season, I'm just waiting for an opportunity." Following an ultra-productive stint with the Texans, who drafted him in 2003, things didn't click for Johnson in Indy in 2015, as the wideout struggled to gain separation on passing routes at times, while never really developing a strong rapport with QB Andrew Luck. Set to turn 35 in July, it remains to be seen how much Johnson can bring to his next team, but the size (6-foot-3, 229 pounds) and experience that he brings to the table could prove to be valuable assets in the right offense.
The Colts have informed Johnson that he will be released, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The Colts hoped Johnson would add a new dimension to their passing game when they signed him to a multi-year deal last offseason, but he caught just 41 passes all season, and the team has decided to move on. Johnson's next step is uncertain, as he could land with another team or opt to retire.
Johnson will not return to the Colts next season, but it's not clear if he'll be cut or chose to retire, NFL.com reports. Johnson had just 41 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns last season and at times was the third or fourth receiver in the passing game. He may not find much of a market for his services if he decides to continue his career. It sounds like the Colts plan to take a $7.5 million cap hit if forced to cut him.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|8||10/30||Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|9||11/06||@Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|13||12/06||@New York Jets||19||22.75|
|3 Year Avg||135||78||949||4||50||12.17||118|