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Texans grant Andre Johnson permission to seek trade
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Texans grant Andre Johnson permission to seek trade
Wednesday March 4th, 2015

The agent of Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson told ProFootballTalk that he has requested Johnson be cut from the team. 

On Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported that the Texans gave Johnson permission to seek a trade after the receiver asked to be traded or cut upon learning his role would be reduced next season.

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[daily_cut.NFL]Johnson's agent, Kennard McGuire, told PFT that he has not tried to seek a trade for Johnson and will not in the future.

The 33-year-old is scheduled to make $11.5 million in 2015. The Chronicle reported Monday that Johnson will be cut if a trade can't be worked out. 

Johnson had 85 catches for 936 yards and three touchdowns last season. He was the No. 3 pick in the 2003 draft by the Texans and is currently ninth in NFL history with 1,012 catches.

According to the Chronicle, Houston will save $8.825 million against the salary cap if Johnson is traded or released.

- Molly Geary

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