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Colts Officially Release WR Andre Johnson


The Indianapolis Colts officially released WR Andre Johnson on Wednesday.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Colts have informed veteran WR Andre Johnson that they are releasing him.

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering that recent reports had it clear that Johnson’s time with the Colts was coming to an end after one year.

Johnson’s agent, Kennard McGuire, has said that his client is not contemplating retirement and plans to play in 2016.

Retirement hasn’t been discussed,” McGuire said, per Aaron Wilson. “Andre is training and preparing for next season.

Johnson, 34, signed a three-year, $21 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed with the Colts last March. He was set to make a base salary of $5 million for the 2016 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Johnson will 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.

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