Texans WR Andre Johnson Hires an Agent

After drawing criticism for his decision to have his uncle, Andre Melton, representing him in contract matters, Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has hired agent Kennard McGuire, reports John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Johnson is three years into an 8-year, $59.75 million dollar contract extension, which included $15 million dollars in guaranteed money that has already been paid out. With five seasons and nearly $35 million dollars in non-guaranteed base salary remaining on the deal, Johnson skipped the Texans' "Organized Team Activity" session earlier this week to express his dissatisfaction with his contract.

The four-time Pro Bowler returned to Houston to attend Thursday's OTA session, and his uncle was scheduled to meet with Texans general manager Rick Smith today to discuss Johnson's contract situation.

"I didn’t feel right being at home,” Johnson told the Chronicle on Thursday. “That’s not me. I never miss OTAs. I’ve always been here, so I came in. I’m man enough to say that it was (out of character for him to be a no-show). I’m disappointed about it. I talked to everybody (in Texans’ management). There are no grudges and I don’t have any grudges toward them. We’re just going to move on."

Moving on will apparently include McGuire, who represents wide receivers T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Seahawks) and Brandon Marshall (Dolphins), two of the most highly-paid wideouts in the National Football League.

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