Just hours ago, we found out that the Texans have officially released wide receiver Andre Johnson, and we noted immediately that it was a move the Colts must make. So to nobody's surprise, it sounds like that's exactly what the Colts are trying to do.
According to John Michael Vincent, radio host on 1070 the Fan in Indianapolis (a.k.a. JMV), the Colts are "in hot pursuit" of Johnson.
Not that it's big news, but have been told the #colts are in hot pursuit of WR Andre Johnson..— JMV1070 (@JMV1070) March 9, 2015
In 12 years with the Texans, Johnson put together a very impressive resume. He has played in 169 games and caught 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 is 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.
Quite frankly, this is a move that the Colts must make. They desperately need a veteran wide receiver to complement the young talent they have in T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, and Duron Carter, and Johnson could be the veteran leader who comes in and gives the Colts good production as a veteran possession guy. He's an upgrade over Reggie Wayne at the moment and, while he's just a short-term answer, he's exactly the answer that they need short term. This is a move that the Colts absolutely should make, and it sounds like they're doing all they can to make it happen.