(Eds: Adds details; quotes. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Andre Johnson sometimes has to tell his teammates how lucky they are to be on one of the NFL's best teams.
For years, Johnson languished on terrible Texans teams. Now, the star receiver shares stories of the tough times, a reminder to appreciate this season and keep working for more.
Johnson is the only player currently with Houston (11-1) remaining from its franchise-worst 2-14 season in 2005.
''Enjoy this part of it, because the times that I went through, that's something you don't ever want to experience,'' he said he tells his teammates of that season. ''The season was super long. There were times I didn't want to get up and come to work. It's hard because you come in and you're working your (tail) off, and you just can't get the job done.''
Johnson has 1,114 yards receiving to bounce back from an injury-filled 2011 season where he had a...