There's a potentially big report for the Colts coming from Lance Zierlein of NFL.com and SportsTalk 790 in Houston this morning, as Zierlein reports that a source close to Andre Johnson says that Johnson and Frank Gore have agreed to head to Indianapolis together to play for the Colts.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Got this from someone close to 80: "Dre on owners private jet headed to Indy. He called Gore & they agreed both to Indy. Philly wanted both"</p>— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceZierlein/status/575314645713428480">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
We know that the Colts are "in hot pursuit" of Johnson and that they really want Gore as well, so it would make sense for them to be in heavy pursuit of the two - who have known each other since high school and both played at the University of Miami in college - both playing for Rob Chudzinski (who is the Colts' associate head coach) and then with Johnson playing with Chuck Pagano for a season as well.
Johnson spent 12 years with the Texans, playing in 169 games and catching 1,012 passes (9th-most all-time) for 13,597 yards (12th-most all-time) and 64 touchdowns, averaging 13.4 yards per reception. He has been a seven-time Pro Bowler, a two-time first-team All-Pro, a two-time second-team All-Pro, and has led the NFL in receiving yards twice. He was officially released by the Texans yesterday and would fill a big need for the Colts as a veteran possession receiver.
Gore has spent the last ten years with the 49ers, playing in 133 games and rushing for 11,073 yards and 64 touchdowns while averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He's also added 342 catches for 2,883 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has rushed for over 1,000 yards in eight different seasons. He has been a five-time Pro Bowler and a second-team All-Pro, as well as leading the NFL in rushing yards in 2006. He would also fill a big need for the Colts in the backfield.
It's important to keep in mind that this is just a report, but it's an exciting one for Colts fans, as it sounds like Andre Johnson and Frank Gore could both be heading to the Colts, which would be a big get for the team.