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Texans Andre Johnson requests to be cut or traded

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With the deadline for NFL teams to apply the franchise tag to their biggest players set to hit free agency now passed, the Houston Texans may be set to make a big move.

Free agency begins next week and every NFL analyst has now compiled their list of the top 10 free agents of 2015.

But it now appears that all lists may need to be revised following a huge announcement that has come out of the Houston Texans today.

The Texans had a few shining moments last season, largely thanks to star defensive end J.J. Watt but it is another man set to make headlines for the franchise.

With huge questions now hanging over the future of the quarterback role in Houston, everyone is watching to see what will happen next season.


It now appears that the Texans will have to head into the 2015 season without their star wide receiver Andre Johnson after he was given permission to seek a trade.

It has been largely reported that Johnson has requested that he be cut or traded after he was informed that he will have a lesser role in the Texans offense.

The Texans are now set to start looking for a trade for their receiver so they don't have to cut him completely.

Who knows where Johnson could end up should he be cut but clearly the Texans will have to try hard to get a return on their player.

There are several possible suitors that fans on Twitter have named but with Johnson looking eager to leave, teams may try to hold back and get him following a possible release.

Texans going in a different direction?

Johnson played in 15 of the Texans games last year and brought three touchdowns to the team who finished second in the AFC South.

DeAndre Hopkins was the Texans top receiver last year after having over 1,200 receiving yards and scoring six touchdowns.

Johnson was the Texans second highest scoring receiver but only actually scored as many touchdowns as J.J. Watt.

If Johnson has been told he would have a lesser role in 2015, it begs the question about who will the Texans be looking to big in in this off-season?

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