Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson skips first day of OTAs

Tuesday May 27th, 2014

Andre Johnson (Bob Levey/Getty Images) Andre Johnson has 12,661 receiving yards and 61 touchdowns in 11 seasons with the Texans. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson did not attend the first day of organized team activities on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com's Tania Ganguli.

The seven-time Pro Bowler said he wouldn't attend OTAs or minicamp two weeks ago at a charity function. Johnson, who'll be 33 at the start of the season, said he wasn't sure if the Texans were a good fit for him anymore, but did not elaborate further.

OTAs are voluntary under the league's collective bargaining agreement.

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"I have a ton of respect for him," first-year head coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday, adding that he and Johnson have had positive conversations. "We'd love to have him here now. That's up to him."

Johnson reportedly hasn't formally requested a trade or spoken to team management about his contract.

Johnson remains productive, as last season was his fifth with at least 1,200 receiving yards in the last six years. He finished with 109 receptions for 1,407 yards and five touchdowns.

But O'Brien will be his third different head coach as he enters his 12th season with the Texans. In that span, Houston has had only three winning seasons and two playoff berths. SI WIRE: Louisiana legislator pulls NFLPA-opposed workers' comp bill

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