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#pounditFriday, March 5, 2021

Andre Johnson shoots down retirement rumors: ‘I am playing’

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Andre Johnson, soon to be released by the Indianapolis Colts, has disputed reports of a potential retirement, saying that he completely intends to play in 2016.

Johnson attended the Jordan Brand Football Summit in Las Vegas on Saturday and told NFL media that he fully intends to be on the field somewhere next season if it’s up to him.

“I am playing, there’s no question about that,” Johnson said. “I know I can still play this game…people read into the stories too much. I’m not discouraged about what happened this past season, I’m just waiting for an opportunity.”

Johnson’s primary consideration in free agency will be finding a contender to play for.

“It’s about winning a championship,” Johnson said. “Somewhere I can help a team accomplish the ultimate goal.”

Johnson is coming off the worst season of his career, with just 41 catches and four touchdowns as he was on the periphery of the Indianapolis offense. A previous report stated that he was mulling retirement, but this apparently isn’t true. We’ll see if a team is willing to give him a chance.

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