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Battle Red Blog Mar 25, 2015

Bob McNair Asked About Andre Johnson, Responds With Telling Remarks About Age And Deterioration

The Houston Texans' owner was asked about something Andre Johnson said, and Bob McNair responded in rather interesting fashion. See what McNair had to say and weigh in with whether he has a point. Tania Ganguli teased it earlier today: Promised this a few days back, but on Monday Bob McNair and I spoke about Andre Johnson. He had some interesting thoughts. #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 25, 2015 Then she wrote a story that justified the intrigue. Yes, I'd say this qualifies as "interesting thoughts" from the owner of the Houston Texans. "Every athlete I think would...
Stampede Blue Mar 25, 2015

Colts Free Agent Profile: Wide Receiver Andre Johnson

The Indianapolis Colts made several moves in free agency, so Stampede Blue's Josh Wilson breaks down each one of them by giving you a profile of each player and exploring how each will help the team. Today, we look at wide receiver Andre Johnson. The Indianapolis Colts entered the offseason needing to address the wide receiver position, and that need was there regardless of the status of Reggie Wayne - who the team decided to move on from.  Outside of T.Y. Hilton (who himself is only 25-years old), the Colts' depth chart at wide receiver was full of young, relatively inexperienced players....
Battle Red Blog Mar 16, 2015

2015 Houston Texans Free Agent Tracker: Cecil Shorts Visiting Texans Today

You might have heard something about the Houston Texans needing wide receiver help since Andre Johnson was released. The team could be looking to partially fill that void by bringing in a free agent wide receiver from an AFC South division rival. Vince Wilfork isn't the only free agent visiting Houston today. John McClain reports that a wide receiver looking for gainful employment is in town as well. FA WR Cecil Shorts III is visiting with Texans today. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 16, 2015 With the release of Andre Johnson last week, the Houston Texans have a glaring...
Battle Red Blog Mar 13, 2015

Andre Johnson Thanks Houston Texans, Bob McNair, City, And Fans In Full Page Ad

He's a Colt now, but Andre Johnson is going to make sure Houston knows he appreciates everyone for his 12 years here. Check out the ad he's going to take out in the Houston Chronicle. In similar fashion to what Gary Kubiak did when he was fired as head coach of the Houston Texans in December of 2013, Andre Johnson will take out a full page in Sunday's Houston Chronicle to thank the City of Houston, the organization, and the fans for their support during his twelve years here. Here's the ad. Andre Johnson's full-page ad in Sunday's @HoustonChron for #Texans fans: "Thank you, Houston."...
Houston Chronicle Mar 13, 2015

Ex-Texans great Andre Johnson’s open letter to Houston fans

Andre Johnson is gone from the Texans, and now with the rival Indianapolis Colts after signing with them earlier this week. But Johnson, who starred for the Texans for 12 seasons, won’t be forgotten in Houston anytime soon, and he made it clear he won’t be forgetting Houston in a full-page thank-you letter that will […]
Battle Red Blog Mar 12, 2015

2015 NFL Free Agency/Houston Texans Rumor Tracker (Part VII): Andre the Colt & Other Stuff

Another day, more rumors. Free Agency 2015 is a laugh a minute! Andre Johnson's departure was like losing a family member; his signing with the Colts was like having the deceased family member return as a zombie that you now have to fight with a chainsaw.  And that chainsaw is wielded by D.J. Swearinger, because of course it is. The Texans won (?) the Brian Hoyer Sweepstakes yesterday.  So...yay? There's still that Vince Wilfork rumor floating around.  Maybe it is resolved today?  I'm going to pretend like it doesn't scream "ED REED, BUT FAT!"  (Spoiler: It does.) Consider this post...
Battle Red Blog Mar 12, 2015

Houston Texans News: March 12, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, March 12, 2015. Houston Texans News Ex-Texan Andre Johnson signs with Indianapolis Colts - Ultimate TexansThe idea that Andre Johnson will always be a Texan still rings true. But for 16 games next season, Johnson will be a competitor. For two contests, he will be nothing but an enemy. Andre Johnson released from Houston Texans - Business InsiderJohnson wanted out after the Texans angered angered him by saying he'd have a reduced role in 2015. Brian Hoyer is the latest Texans' journeyman QB: 4...
Stampede Blue Mar 11, 2015

Why Did Andre Johnson Choose the Colts? "Andrew Luck"

Andre Johnson was asked by some members of the Colts.com staff why he chose the Colts. He had a two-word answer: "Andrew Luck." Andre Johnson is officially a Colt.  The team's pursuit of the veteran receiver ended this afternoon as Johnson signed with the team, making him the newest member of a very exciting Colts offense.  It was another player already on the offense that was the biggest reason why Johnson signed with the Colts, however. In a radio interview with several members of the Colts.com staff, Johnson was asked why he choose the Colts.  He gave a two word answer: "Andrew...
Stampede Blue Mar 11, 2015

How Andre Johnson Fits with the Colts

The Colts added talented veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson on Wednesday. How does he fit in with the Colts? After a busy day one of free agency in which the Colts signed notable veterans such as Frank Gore and Trent Cole, they followed that up by signing veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson.  Earlier today we took a look at how Gore and Cole fit in with the Colts, and now we'll examine how Johnson fits in with the team and grade the move. Andre Johnson (3 years, $21 million) What are my favorite types of signings in the NFL? When a team thinks a certain player is finished, so they...
Stampede Blue Mar 11, 2015

Colts Players React to Andre Johnson Signing

Several Colts players took to twitter to react to the team signing veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson. The Indianapolis Colts officially signed veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson this afternoon, and immediately fans and players alike began reacting to the news. Johnson was a player the Colts really wanted to get and they got the job done, with Ryan Grigson living up to his reputation as "the closer."  He will step in and play the veteran possession receiver role that the Colts really were lacking, and it's a great fit for both sides. A number of Colts players loved the move as well, and...
Stampede Blue Mar 11, 2015

Report: Andre Johnson Took Less Money to Play for the Colts

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, at least one team (the Chargers) offered wide receiver Andre Johnson more money than the Colts did, but Johnson choose to play in Indianapolis. Earlier this afternoon, the Indianapolis Colts officially announced that they had signed veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson, which was great news for the team.  There were reportedly as many as eight teams pursuing the wideout, but the Colts signed him before he left Indianapolis, his first visit and his first option. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Colts signed Johnson to a 3-year deal worth $21...

Chargers made run for WR Andre Johnson

It was "as close as you can get," a source said.
Battle Red Blog Mar 11, 2015

Cut By Houston Texans, Andre Johnson Signs With Indianapolis Colts

The AFC South rivalry between Houston and Indy just got more interesting. The greatest player in Texans history has decided to join the Indianapolis Colts. Texans fans react. If there wasn't enough reason to hate Colts' owner Jim Irsay, now you can add the fact that he will adorn the greatest Houston Texans player in history with a blue horseshoe-festooned uniform. It's official I'm a Colt https://t.co/DZg6dvH4TN — andre johnson (@johnson80) March 11, 2015 #BREAKING Andre is officially a @Colts. It hurts to post this, but we wish him the best of luck.  http://t.co/hsxLK6jyCg...
Stampede Blue Mar 11, 2015

Colts Sign Andre Johnson

The Colts have officially signed wide receiver Andre Johnson. The pursuit is over, as the Colts have officially landed the wide receiver they were targeting.  The team flew former Texans wideout Andre Johnson in to Indianapolis on Tuesday night on Jim Irsay's private play and began making their recruiting pitch to their top receiver target.  And Johnson has agreed to sign with the Colts, joining a prolific offense led by quarterback Andrew Luck. In 12 seasons with the Texans, Johnson played in 169 games and caught 1,012 passes (9th-most all-time) for 13,597 yards (12th-most all-time) and...
Houston Chronicle Mar 11, 2015

Ex-Texan Andre Johnson signs with Indianapolis Colts

It’s official I’m a Colt A photo posted by Andre Johnson (@ajohnson1500) on Mar 11, 2015 at 1:06pm PDT   Andre Johnson spent 12 years with the Texans. Now, he’s an AFC South division rival and an Indianapolis Colt. Johnson signed with Indy on Wednesday, presenting the Texans with the worst possible scenario after the […]

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Colts Player News

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  • Kendall Langford

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