Former Colts wide receiver Andre Johnson was visiting a division rival today, as the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reported that Johnson was visiting the Tennessee Titans (as ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted).
Former Texans and Colts WR Andre Johnson visited the Tennessee Titans today, as @McClain_on_NFL reported. Feel-out session for both sides.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2016
There’s no word on a signing yet, and as Schefter says it was simply a visit for both sides to get to know each other. What’s interesting, however, is that Johnson has played for both the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts, so the Titans would be both his third NFL team and his third AFC South team if a signing were to happen.
Signed as a free agent by the Colts last offseason, Johnson had a very disappointing first year with Indianapolis. Playing in all 16 games, the veteran caught just 41 passes for 503 yards and four touchdowns. It was thought that Johnson could be the reliable possession receiver for the Colts, but instead he was all too often invisible in the offense. As a result, the Colts released him this offseason. Still, he’s had an incredibly productive career in the NFL, as in 13 seasons (12 with the Texans) he has caught 1,053 passes for 14,100 yards and 68 touchdowns, ranking in the top ten in NFL history in both receptions and receiving yards. He has made it clear that he’s intent on continuing to play football, and so with training camps starting up it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the 35-year old garner some interest as teams try to see what he can still do and whether he could help them. That’s exactly what the Titans did today, so it will be interesting to see whether anything comes of that visit or not.