Andre Johnson signs new deal with Texans

August 5, 2010 4:31:40 PM PDT
Andre Johnson has signed a new contract to stay with the Houston Texans through the 2016 season. The 29-year-old Johnson had five years left on a deal worth $60 million, but wanted to renegotiate. Texans general manager Rick Smith would not immediately release terms of the new contract, which amounts to a two-year extension.

Johnson says he's prepared to play for the Texans for his entire career. The All-Pro receiver has led the league in receiving yards the past two seasons and topped 100 catches in three of the past four. He has the NFL's highest receiving yards average (90.2 per game) since 2006.

Last week, team owner Bob McNair said he envisions Johnson becoming the franchise's first Hall of Fame inductee.


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