Andre Johnson's at training camp, and all's right with the world. Aside from the obvious financial incentives for 'Dre to attend, what happened to break the ice between the disgruntled star wide receiver and the only team he's ever known? Take these tweets for what they're worth:
Sources say Bob McNair played a key role in getting Andre Johnson to end his holdout and report to Texans today.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) July 25, 2014
Sources say last Friday Andre Johnson met with Bob McNair, Bill O'Brien and Rick Smith.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) July 25, 2014
From what I am told, there were no monetary promises to Andre Johnson to get him to report. Sounds like #Texans simply recruited him back.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2014
Andre Johnson received an “understanding of where Texans are going & of his own future & security,” source says. Hint he’ll be there in 2015— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2014
I can certainly envision Bob McNair stepping in to address Andre Johnson's concerns, particularly in light of McNair's previous comments about wanting 'Dre to retire a Texan. On the other hand, Rapoport's nebulous assertion that 'Dre received "an understanding...of his own future" could mean that the Texans assured him he's in their plans after this season just as easily as it could mean that they told him they'd try to accommodate his request to play for another team. It's more likely the former than the latter, but who knows?
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