Andre Johnson prepares to return to Houston
Aside for the continuing drama over Andrew Luck's health, perhaps the biggest storyline for the Colts entering Thursday night's game against the Texans is wide receiver Andre Johnson's return to Houston.
Johnson, who spent 12 standout seasons with the Texans before being released in March, signed with Indianapolis during free agency. He is Houston's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns caught.
“I know what I did when I played there for 12 seasons and the people who were there at the games know what I did and the people who work in the organization know what I did,” Johnson told reporters Tuesday, per ESPN's Tania Ganguli. “They have a right to their own opinions. That’s all that matters. If they boo me, they still deep down in their heart know what kind of guy I was, know what kind of guy I was on the field, know what kind of guy I was in the community. They have a right to their own opinions. We’ll see what happens.”
The 34-year-old Johnson, who was the Texans' first-round pick in 2003, said his departure from Houston was prompted by the team.
“When you spend your whole career with one team, you kind of feel like you’ll end your career there,” Johnson said. “It didn’t happen, but that’s the nature of this business and you just move on from it.”
The seven-time Pro Bowler has seven receptions for 51 yards through the Colts' first four games.