Andre Johnson Rumors: Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Packers, Eagles Free Agent Options After Release?

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Mar 10, 2015 12:18 PM EDT
Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans
Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans jumps in the stands after catching a touchdown pass against the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter in a NFL game on October 9, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. "

The Houston Texans released Andre Johnson and now the free agent receiver is looking for a new team and the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders could be potential landing spots for the star, as he is looking for a solid role after the Texans wanted to push him down the depth chart.

Money likely was the main issue regarding Johnson's future in Houston and now the team moves on after over a decade of service and a Hall of fame career. Johnson has put up some fantastic numbers in the past, but at age 34 he likely will decline a bit and that is also part of the reason why the Texans moved on. According to, Johnson's brother wrote on Twitter the four destinations he would like to play for the most, including the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts.

All those teams are seemingly fits for a player like Johnson, as he is a veteran and is looking to try and make it to the Super Bowl before his career is over. The Raiders obviously are not that team if he wants to win the Super Bowl, but Bill Williamson on reported that the team was interested in a trade earlier in the year and now could target him. Either way, Johnson should have suitors and he could be a main target for teams looking for a number three receiver with experience.

Johnson could be a prime target for the Colts, as they just lost a veteran in Reggie Wayne and could look at Johnson as a cheap replacement. The Patriots also appear to be a good fit, as Bill Belichick has taken on veteran receivers in the past with success and if they release Danny Amendola they will have to find someone to step in.

The Green Bay Packers are an interesting option, as they have Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb coming back, but they could use Johnson as a third or fourth receiver. The team has Davante Adams, but he is young and Johnson could be a nice addition to the roster. The Seahawks are another team interested and it comes after they traded away Percy Harvin last season. The team has Doug Baldwin as their number one and they could use Johnson to line up across from him for Russell Wilson.

Johnson has had one of the most prolific and productive careers of any wide receiver in history, putting up at least 100 catches five times and only falling under 1000 yards twice in the past seven seasons. Last year Johnson had a solid season for a player his age, although his numbers were his lowest in a non-injury season since back in 2005. Johnson had 85 catches for 936 yards and while that was down from his previous two seasons, it was impressive for someone at his age.

Johnson still feels that he can be productive and that is here the two sides clearly had a disagreement. In the previous two seasons. Johnson had 112 and 109 catches for 1598 yards and 1407 yards and before that he dealt with an injury in 2011. Johnson had an amazing run from 2008-2013, putting up at least 100 catches four time and over 1400 yards in each of those seasons.

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