There's little doubt about the fact that Andre Johnson won't be playing with the Colts next season, and in fact ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Colts informed the wide receiver on Friday that they will cut him. The official move has yet to happen, but it is widely expected that it will at some point in the coming days.
Though NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported that Johnson is considering retirement, his agent has said that his client has not discussed it. Johnson echoed those sentiments on Saturday while speaking at the Jordan Brand Football Summit in Las Vegas.
"I am playing, there's no question about that," Johnson said, according to NFL.com. "I know I can still play this game...people read into the stories too much. I'm not discouraged about what happened this past season, I'm just waiting for an opportunity."
Johnson sounds like someone who knows that his time with his team is up, as he further stated that he's all about winning a championship and that he's convinced he can help a team "somewhere" achieve that goal. But he also sounds like a player who definitely wants to continue playing and isn't considering retirement whatsoever.
It will be interesting to see who gives Johnson a shot. He had a dominant 12-year run with the Houston Texans and has a resume that may very well get him in the Hall of Fame one day, but he wasn't particularly effective with the Colts in 2015 and was too often invisible. He caught 41 passes for 503 yards and four touchdowns last season, and he will be 35 years old by the time next season starts. Some team will probably give him a shot, but it won't be the Colts.