Andre Johnson to sign one-day contract to retire a Texan

Owen Stevens
April 18, 2017

Johnson is set to sign a one-day contract with the Texans Wednesday, 14 years after signing his first contract with Texans. Johnson will be honored at a press conference on April 19 at NRG Stadium.

After 12 tremendous seasons in Houston, Johnson would end his career playing for the Indianapolis Colts in 2015, and Tennessee Titans in 2016.

He started 169 games for Houston between 2003 and 2014.

Johnson, the Texans' second first-round draft pick after becoming an expansion team in 2002, has enjoyed what could be a Hall of Fame career.

Even if it's ceremonial, it's fitting that Johnson's career will end with the Texans.

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The 35-year-old finished his career with 1,062 catches, good for 11th in National Football League history, plus 14,185 receiving yards and 70 touchdowns.

Johnson was the Texans' first pick in their second ever National Football League draft. During that time, he had 133 consecutive games with a reception.

Johnson is the franchise's all-time leading receiver in terms of receptions, yards, and touchdowns.

The gesture by the team to let him retire a Texan is a good one, and necessary based on the production he brought for so many years to the city of Houston.

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