The rift over the workout bonus has fueled Johnson's desire to look elsewhere.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
When it comes to football, Andre Johnson is closer to the end than the beginning.
It's a realization that both the Houston Texans and the 33-year-old Johnson probably understand.
It's also the reason the Texans aren't about to bend over backward and guarantee any part of Johnson's remaining, big-money contract, which runs through the 2016 season and includes base salaries of $10 million (2014), $10.5 million (2015) and $11 million (2016).
It's a thin tightrope to walk for Houston because Johnson is one of the best receivers in NFL history and perhaps the greatest player in franchise history. Since arriving in south Texas as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2003 draft, the Miami native has piled up 913 receptions, seven Pro Bowl nods, four All-Pro berths and four team MVP awards.