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#1 Rob

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:30 AM

It has been well known and reported that Andre Johnson, one of the best receivers in the NFL, is unhappy in Houston. Johnson would probably come at a steep price as he is under contract with the Texans for 3 more seasons. This could be that #1 receiver that Harbaugh and Newsome covet.

 

Here's a story from November about Johnson being unhappy:

 

Johnson appears unhappy in Houston

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There's no denying the fact that Andre Johnson is one of the best receivers in the NFL.

 

After years of losing in Houston, the last couple of seasons have been kind to him. But now that the Texans are back to losing, like the old days, it appears the veteran receiver is near a breaking point.

 

He was caught, uncharacteristically, on the sideline yelling at quarterback Matt Schaub near the end of Sunday's 28-23 loss to Oakland.

Afterward, he was asked if he was unhappy with the current situation.

 

“I’m under contract so I have to play my contract out,” Johnson said, via CBS Houston. “I can’t do anything about that.”

 

Johnson is under contract with the Texans for three more seasons. Given Johnson's status as a premier receiver in the game, it's unlikely Houston makes a move with him anytime soon after this season ends.

 

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:35 AM

Sure or we could just trade for Megatron. Eezy Peezy.....In Madden on my PS4


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:35 AM

What would Houston want in return for Johnson?

 

Flacco?


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:51 AM

What would Houston want in return for Johnson?

 

Flacco?

 

Probably a first round pick.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:17 AM

"This could be that #1 receiver that Harbaugh and Newsome covet."

 

harbaugh & newsome don't covet #1 receivers; they get rid of them.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:19 AM

"This could be that #1 receiver that Harbaugh and Newsome covet."

 

harbaugh & newsome don't covet #1 receivers; they get rid of them.

I knew it was just a matter of time. :D


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:35 AM

Nah, this is the year to draft a WR in the first round.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:53 AM

His numbers are slightly down due to injury, which may lower the asking price, it sounds like a great idea, along with getting a rookie receiver in the draft, but it makes too much sense.


Edited by confused fan, 15 January 2014 - 10:58 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:12 AM

Not realistic.

 

Besides, don't  we have some salary cap issues? How in the wide, wide world of sports are we gonna get him and stay under cap! Any idea what his hit would be! Besides Ozzie just made that statement about restructuring conrtracts!

 

I'd rather draft a guy than spend what it would take to get AJ!


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:20 AM

Not realistic.

 

Besides, don't  we have some salary cap issues? How in the wide, wide world of sports are we gonna get him and stay under cap! Any idea what his hit would be

$12.1M Second highest on the Texans roster to Shaub


Edited by bmore_ken, 15 January 2014 - 11:21 AM.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:24 AM

obviously, Houston's season was horrible. but it was unexpected horrible. they're considered a good team. it seems strange that either party would want a divorce. I suspect his frustration was more about last season, than it was about being stuck there.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:28 PM

A couple of problems with that.   1) Even despite a bit of a sub-par season he is still regarded as a top 3 WR.  Houston will likely want a good player in return plus high draft choice.  Would you do it for Marlon Brown and a 1st round?     2) The Ravens don't have the cap space to handle his salary without some major clearing.    3) They just got rid of a reciever due to make 6 million this year because they thought it was too much in relation to the cap.  I don't see them going after one that will stretch the cap even more.  I doubt that Johnson is going anywhere.


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#13 Rob

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:57 AM

His numbers are slightly down due to injury, which may lower the asking price, it sounds like a great idea, along with getting a rookie receiver in the draft, but it makes too much sense.

 

Right.... find a way and get it done. You change the whole complexion of the AFC North when you add Andre Johnson. And then the possibility of drafting a Mike Evans? All of the sudden, look at Flacco's weapons on offense. Johnson... T. Smith.... M. Brown.... M. Evans.... Pitta (if resigned).... :wub:

 

Of course, if they don't improve at LG, C, RT..... this all won't mean nothing.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:02 AM

Right.... find a way and get it done. You change the whole complexion of the AFC North when you add Andre Johnson. And then the possibility of drafting a Mike Evans? All of the sudden, look at Flacco's weapons on offense. Johnson... T. Smith.... M. Brown.... M. Evans.... Pitta (if resigned).... :wub:
 
Of course, if they don't improve at LG, C, RT..... this all won't mean nothing.


Doesn't your second paragraph kind of negate the first? There is no way in hell they can afford Johnson, draft a first round WR and still do all the rebuilding on the line that needs to be done. I think they have to go tackle first round if there is a quality tackle on the board.
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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:08 AM

How about trading for a pro bowl center and RT?



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:15 AM

 I think they have to go tackle first round if there is a quality tackle on the board.

Yep.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:18 AM

I guess I was just dreaming about Flacco to Johnson.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:41 AM

I guess I was just dreaming about Flacco to Johnson.

I believe that with the right protection, Joe does not need an Andre Johnson. In a perfect world a great O-line AND AJ would be ideal. But we don't live in a perfect world. At this point I'd settle for a decent O-line, a decent OC, decent WRs, and a decent running game. Is THAT asking for too much?



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:23 PM

Why not trade for Joe Thomas, Jamaal Charles, Ryan Kalil, Richard Sherman, Luke Kuechly, and Eric Berry while you're at it?



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:50 PM

Why not trade for Joe Thomas, Jamaal Charles, Ryan Kalil, Richard Sherman, Luke Kuechly, and Eric Berry while you're at it?

That was sarcastic, right?






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