NFL Rumors: Andre Johnson Frustrated With Texans; Could He Demand Trade?

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Andre Johnson is sick of losing.

The perennial All Pro wide receiver was the lone bright spot on the team after being drafted third overall in 2003, the Houston Texans’ second year in the National Football League. Johnson has endured six losing seasons in Houston, including 2013, and two playoff runs that could not last past the AFC divisional round.

Now the frustration appears to be catching up to Johnson.

Addressing the media at the Houston Area Women’s Center Tuesday, Johnson admitted he is frustrated and is wondering if Houston is “still the place for me.” Johnson added that he is in a “situation” and will see “what happens.” Though he has yet to request a trade, he does not plan to attend OTAs or team mini-camp.

Johnson has maintained contact with team officials about once a week, he said, but did not shed any more light on what his “situation” with the Texans is.

Perhaps Johnson was a fan of Gary Kubiak, who was let go after the team’s two-win season last year. Perhaps Johnson is not a fan of the Texans’ new head coach, Bill O’Brien, or the new offense being implemented.

Maybe Johnson was sad to see longtime quarterback Matt Schaub be shipped off to the Oakland Raiders. Johnson enjoyed the best years of his career with Schaub throwing him the rock. On the roster now is journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick, rookie Tom Savage, and prospective backups in Case Keenum and T.J. Yates.

Johnson claims he hasn’t asked for a trade, but given his absence at the Texans’ offseason activities, maybe a request is on the horizon.

Sam Spiegelman is a native New Yorker covering sports in New Orleans. He likes Game of Thrones way too much. Tweet him @samspiegs.