<
>

Andre Johnson to sign one-day contract to retire with Texans

HOUSTON -- Wide receiver Andre Johnson will sign a one-day contract to officially retire as a member of the Houston Texans, the team announced Monday.

Johnson, who announced his retirement in October while playing for the Tennessee Titans, spent the first 12 seasons of his NFL career with the Texans. Johnson is the franchise’s all-time leading receiver with 1,012 catches for 13,597 receiving yards and 64 receiving touchdowns. He also has the most 100-yard games (51) by a Texans player.

Johnson also played a season for the Indianapolis Colts in 2015.

After Johnson announced his retirement last year, Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins was asked if he thought Johnson is a Hall of Famer, and said, "In everybody’s mind, not just mine."

Head coach Bill O'Brien said he thought Johnson will "go down as one of the best receivers to ever play the game."

Johnson will be honored at a news conference on Wednesday at NRG Stadium.