Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson (80) is pursued by Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) at Reliant Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Texans 28-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: WR Andre Johnson Won’t Be Traded


There has been a lot of talk surrounding wide receiver Andre Johnson, and his shaky future with the Houston Texans. Reports have been swirling that he wants out of Houston, and that he had several other suitors.

However according to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, Johnson will not be traded:

Although four teams have expressed interest in dealing for Andre JohnsonAround The League has maintained that a trade involving the disgruntled wide receiver is highly unlikely

In fact, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported the Texans have been unwilling to trade the 11-year veteran.

The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain went a step further on Friday, stating flat-out that Johnson will not be traded.

New England may have been a team that would inquire about Johnson if he were on the trading block, but if this news is true, obviously Bill Belichick and company will have to go on with their current receiving corps.

Many believe that Tom Brady‘s weapons are a weakness for this team, but I disagree. They may not be as talented as other Brady-led teams, but there is a solid familiarity among the group, and some quiet talent that may break out in 2014.

If the possibility arose, I was among those that wanted the Patriots to go after Johnson. Because giving Brady a receiver that big and talented would put this group over the top. However not adding Johnson is not a big blow to this team. They will be among the NFL’s elite once again, and will be in the hunt come January.

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  • Jacob Barefoot

    I think it is kinda dumb. I mean i can understand keeping your allstars no matter what but why not spread the love around. Houstons not winning anything big anytime soon, with or without johnson. All you will have now is an aging receiver with a big cap hit that does not want to play for you. What use is a 33 year old WR in three years? No use. If i was HOU i would let johnson go, focus on defense because thats their better shot, and nab myself a starting QB or something usefull for the future in a trade for him. Hit free agency and the draft with and offensive approach next year, and build a team that way. Would probably work out better because he’s going to leave at somepoint why settle with 2-14 until then. Also the teams in contention for andre are only a player like him away from super bowl chances. Sick of seeing the best receivers in the league have their talents wasted playing for below average teams i.e. Calvin johnson, josh gordon, andre johnson etc.