Andre Johnson to retire a Texan

Former Houston Texans player Andre Johnson poses with a fan before an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON (KXAN) — Former Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson will retire with the franchise that drafted him. Johnson is set to sign a one-day contract with the Texans Wednesday, 14 years after signing his first contract with Texans.

Johnson, drafted in 2003, spent 12 seasons with the Texans becoming the franchise’s all-time leader in receptions and touchdowns.

Johnson signed with the Indianapolis Colts following the 2014 season, and spent eight games with the Tennessee Titans in 2016. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are planning a future ceremony to honor Johnson. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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