Kennard McGuire, the agent for Colts WR Andre Johnson, denied that his client is contemplating retirement.
“Retirement hasn’t been discussed,” McGuire said, per Aaron Wilson. “Andre is training and preparing for next season.”
Rapoport mentions that Johnson could consider the possibility of retiring from the NFL much like Calvin Johnson.
There has been speculation that Johnson could ultimately be a cap casualty after a poor first year in Indianapolis, so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise.
Johnson, 34, signed a three-year, $21 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed with the Colts last March. He stands to make a base salary of $5 million for the 2016 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Johnson would free up $5 million in available cap space while creating $2.5 million in dead money.
In 2015, Johnson appeared in all 16 games and recorded 41 receptions for 503 yards receiving and four touchdowns for the Colts. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 60 receiver out of 121 qualifying players.
We’ll have more on Johnson as the news is available.