Report: Andre Johnson not attending minicamp


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

The Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Texans blog has reported that veteran Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson will not attend a Houston Texans minicamp this week.

Johnson also sat out all three weeks worth of OTAs the Texans held under first-year head coach Bill O’Brien.

The Ultimate Texans article by Brian T. Smith wrote, while quoting Henry Melton of the Texans:

"“While Johnson’s absence was expected, Melton’s comments confirmed the seven-time Pro Bowler remains at odds with the Texans and there’s no immediate end in sight to the stalemate …. ‘Right now, that’s all that he can do,” Melton said. ‘We’ve done what we can do, so we’re just sitting there waiting.’”"

I think Johnson has played his last game for the Texans, and like I said before, it will be in the best interest for the Texans and Johnson if they get this situation over with as soon as possible.

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This team doesn’t need this headache of having them being at odds with the greatest player the franchise has ever had. He wants to win a championship soon, and to be honest, I don’t believe the Texans are winning a title this upcoming season.

If Johnson wants to leave, trade or release him, but if they do keep him, he does need to eventually show up and play the game he is paid to play. With Johnson the Texans offense will probably be above-average (maybe), but without him they will have a big void with the No. 1 spot. Without Johnson on the field, the No. 1 receiver for the Texans is second-year player DeAndre Hopkins.

I like to watch No. 80 play the sport of football, and he deserves the opportunity to compete for a title. I don’t completely agree with how he’s gone about this process, though I understand his frustrations.

If he wants to leave, then the Texans should grant him that wish just for the fact of all that he has done to make this franchise a success at times throughout his career.

What are your opinions on the Texans-Andre Johnson situation? Let us know.