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Former Texans player Andre Johnson retiring after 14 years

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Andre Johnson is retiring from the NFL after 14 seasons, the team announced Monday.

Johnson spent the majority of his career (12 seasons) with the Houston Texans, where he was a seven-time Pro Bowler. He’s still the franchise leader in receiving yards, receptions, and receiving touchdowns. He’s retiring at age 35 ranked 10th in the NFL in career receiving yards (14,185) and ninth in career receptions (1,062).

“Going back to his days at the University of Miami, Andre was one of the most impressive wide receivers I’ve scouted,” Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement. “He had a professional approach to the game both on and off the field and in my opinion is one of the best to have played the game. I enjoyed getting to know and work with him in his time with our team.”

Johnson led the NFL in receptions in 2006 (103 catches) and 2008 (115). He also topped the league with 1,575 receiving yards in 2008 and 1,569 in 2009 – two of his seven seasons with more than 1,000 yards.

After the Texans released him following the 2014 season, Johnson spent a year with the Indianapolis Colts and joined the Titans this offseason; he’s been a backup this season.

Texans owner Bob McNair said he would love to see Johnson in the Hall of Fame. “That would be terrific. I think he deserves to be there. It’d be a reflection on what we have done with our franchise in that we’ve produced a player who was of that quality.”

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