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Patriots among sensible landing spots for Andre Johnson


Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has made it clear that he wants out of Houston. The All-Pro wants to win and is apparently seeking a trade to a championship contender. Four teams are interested in acquiring him. The New England Patriots could be one of those teams, according to reports.

Houston is set to begin a lengthy rebuilding period. Johnson, at the age of 33, is not interested in waiting around for his club to become a playoff contender. He said, ” I don’t know. I can’t answer that question,” when asked whether he’d be dressing for the Texans come Week 1.

At this point the Texans are hesitant toward trading Johnson. The team would be forced to eat $12 million in 2014 and 2015 if they deal him away.

Ian Rapoport, of NFL.com, also indicated that four teams are expressing interest in swinging a trade for Johnson.

When thinking of Super Bowl hopefuls in need of a big play receiver, the Patriots and Carolina Panthers come to mind. Both clubs have elite quarterbacks and top-tier defensive units. Johnson would certainly put those teams over the top. Both destinations could be realistic ones, according to some reports.

It’s unknown who else is looking into making a run at Johnson, but the Cleveland Browns and Tennesse Titans could be the potential suitors. The Browns may need to replace Josh Gordon and the Titans have money available to spend after Chris Johnson departed town.

 


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