Posted on: May 18, 2010 1:16 pm
As the Houston Texans began their voluntary organized team activities on Monday, Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson was not there.
According to a story in the Houston Chronicle , Johnson is unhappy with his existing deal and is holding out for a better one.
Under his current contract -- which has five years remaining on it -- Johnson would earn a base salary of $5.8 million for the 2010 season.
Texans GM Rick Smith isn't concerned about Johnson's holdout.
"I'm not real worried because we re-did him with two years left on his original deal, and that was three years ago," Smith said, as quoted by the Chronicle . "Over the first three years of that deal, I think if you even ask him, he's been well-compensated."
"He's got five years left on his deal now (and) we're willing to sit down and talk with him, and he knows that."