The Colts are still in hot pursuit of Andre Johnson, Mike Chappell of the Indy Star tweets. The two sides are meeting today, but Johnson is interested in several teams. Chappell feels that the Colts need to seal the deal today if they want to land the veteran wide receiver.
Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (on Twitter) adds that Johnson’s first visit was with the Colts, though there are a whopping seven other teams interested in his services. La Canfora hears that Johnson is taking it all one day at a time and is still sorting through things.
Johnson, who is entering his age-34 season, caught a team-high 85 balls in 2014, but that was his lowest total for a full season in about a decade. The former third overall pick also averaged just 62.4 yards per game, the third-lowest mark of his 12-year career. Houston reportedly asked Johnson to accept a reduced role in the offense going forward, which prompted discussion of a trade. Ultimately, the Texans could not find a taker for him and his contract, leading to his formal release on Monday.
Johnson was talking with fellow veteran Frank Gore about joining up with the Eagles, but when Gore 86’d his pending pact with Philly to sign with the Colts (we think), their attention shifted to Indianapolis.