However, Ian Rapoport has confirmed with a source that although Johnson was there yesterday, “it means nothing for camp.”
- Rapoport adds that Johnson has been at the Texans’ facility multiple times throughout the offseason.
- Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle also reports that Johnson’s appearance has “no significance” as to whether he’ll end his holdout.
While it appeared as though this was a positive sign for him reporting to training camp, it looks like issues still remain between the two parties.
Johnson’s absence from offseason workouts is reportedly related to a “standoff” involving a $1 million workout bonus. He is hoping to earn it back, despite missing some time, but the team has reportedly told him that they won’t be offering him the money.
There has been a lot of speculation that Johnson could seek a trade out of Houston. The Ravens, Patriots,Panthers, Chiefs, Falcons, Chargers, Rams, Seahawks and Jetshave all come up as speculative options, but it’s hard to say that a trade is all that likely at this point in time.
Johnson, 33, still has three years remaining on his seven-year, $62.7 million contract. He’s set to make $6.5 million for the 2014 season before his base salary increases to $10.5 million in 2015.
In 2013, Johnson caught 109 passes for 1,407 yards receiving and five touchdowns.