Andre Johnson still waiting to make an impact with the Colts

Andre Johnson has seven receptions for 51 yards through three games with the Colts.

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As one of the Colts’ prized free-agent signings in March, wide receiver Andre Johnson was expected to play a major role in the Indianapolis offense.

So far, as the Colts have struggled to a 1-2 start, it hasn’t happened. The 13-year veteran has seven catches for 51 yards through three games.

Johnson signed with the Colts after spending the first 12 years of his standout career with the Houston Texans.

“In coming to this team, I knew that we had a lot of guys here that can make plays,” Johnson said, per ESPN’s Mike Wells. “You just have to wait (for) your time. Your time will come. I’ve had my fair share of being the No. 1 guy, catching eight or nine balls a game. My biggest reason for coming here was to come in and help as much as I can to win games.

“What’s required of me in the first few games, it hasn’t been what’s been most of my career. I’m not upset. I’m here to win.”

Johnson said the process of building chemistry with quarterback Andrew Luck takes time.

“A lot of people don’t realize how hard that is, to try to build being your first time in a new place,” Johnson said. “It takes a lot of work. It takes time for a guy to feel very comfortable, to make that relationship very comfortable. It’s something we work on every day. Other than that, I’m just here working and trying to get better as a player daily.”

Johnson and the Colts take on Jacksonville on Sunday.

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