Texans WR Andre Johnson to Report to OTAs

Houston Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson will report to the team's Organized Team Activity sessions on Thursday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Johnson has five-years and nearly $35 million dollars remaining on an 8-year, $59.75 million dollar contract extension he signed with the Texans in March of 2007. That contract contained $15 million dollars in guaranteed money, which Johnson received in the form of signing and roster bonuses in 2007 and 2008.

Johnson's contract, and his decision to let a family member represent him instead of hiring a proper agent, has been widely criticized since his unhappiness with his contract surfaced earlier this week.

Arguably one of the Top 3 receivers in the game, Johnson has 587 receptions, 7,948 yards and 42 touchdowns in the seven seasons since being chosen with the 3rd overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft. The former "U" standout is a four-time Pro Bowler, two-time first-team All-Pro, and has led the National Football League in receiving yards in each of the last two seasons.

With a lockout looming in 2011, the same season Johnson turns 30, it's hard to fault Johnson for trying to get a little more security in the remaining years of his contract.

McClain adds that Johnson's agent, Andre Melton--who is also Johnson's uncle--will meet with Texans general manager Rick Smith on Friday. Considering how well Smith did the last time the two sides met, why wouldn't he agree to meet with him again?

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