The Houston Texans announced that they will sign long-time WR Andre Johnson to a one-day contract to officially allow him to retire as a member of the organization.
— Texans PR (@TexansPR) April 17, 2017
Johnson previously mentioned that he wanted to retire with the Texans, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise, given that he is, arguably, the greatest player in franchise history.
Johnson, 35, is a former first-round pick of the Texans back in 2003. He spent 12 years in Houston before signing on with the Colts as an unrestricted free agent last year. However, Johnson wound up being cut loose after just one season and eventually signed on with the Titans.
In 2016, Johnson appeared in eight games for the Titans and recorded nine receptions for 85 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
For his career, Johnson totaled 1,062 receptions for 14,185 yards receiving and 70 touchdowns over the course of 14 seasons. He was a 7-time Pro Bowl selection and made two All-Pro first teams.