Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/11/14

So much for the high hopes of the four reported teams interested in the services of Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson - he's apparently not on the trade block. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the team is unwilling to trade their star receiver, while the Houston Chronicle's John McClain shot the idea down completely. McClain says emphatically that Johnson will not be traded, while guaranteeing that Johnson will be playing for the team in week one, per a video posted on the newspapers' site. Per McClain: "Johnson, one of the best receivers in NFL history, will not be traded for several reasons. The Texans want him to finish his career in Houston. They know they are a better team with him. And they don't want to set a precedent for similar situations that might develop in the future. As the Texans get closer to reporting July 25, it is obvious that they are not going to guarantee any part of Johnson's contract, which calls for base salaries of $10 million (2014), $10.5 million (2015) and $11 million (2016)."

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