The all-time receptions leader for the Houston Texans had a free agent visit with the team’s AFC South rival, the Tennessee Titans
Andre Johnson had a great career for the Houston Texans during his 12 seasons with the young franchise. He left after 2014 with 1,012 receptions for 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns. Those stats were good enough to put him as the best receiver in Texans’ history.
After leaving Houston, Johnson headed to a divisional rival and joined the Indianapolis Colts. He never looked like himself and fell behind Donte Moncrief on the depth chart. After the season was done, Johnson had just 41 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns.
Johnson did have one big game left in him for 2015 though as he recorded six receptions for 77 yards and two scores. That game came on a Thursday Night Football contest against his former team, the Texans.
More from Toro Times
- Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12
- Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is over
- Houston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie Smith
- Houston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie Smith
- There is just one way the Texans can lose the No. 1 pick
Following the season Johnson was released by the Colts, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Houston won’t have to worry about Johnson putting up a big game against them again in 2016.
Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reported that Johnson met with another AFC South rival, the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday. Per the report no signing is imminent, but it could make sense as Tennessee struggled at times at the wide out position last season.
Johnson, who has said he wants to play one more season, could provide a veteran presence for a young team headed by quarterback Marcus Mariota while also being a mentor to second year wide out Dorial Green-Beckham.
This is the first visit the former Houston receiver has received since being let go by Indy in February. He was released by Houston in a youth movement where the team decided it was best to go with their young receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Hopkins recorded 111 receptions for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns.