Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson will not be attending the teams mandatory minicamp which runs Tuesday though Thursday according to his uncle and adviser Andre Melton. The news is not surprisingly as the receiver and team remain at odds.
“Right now, that’s all that he can do,” Melton said via the Houston Chronicle. “We’ve done what we can do, so we’re just sitting there waiting.”
“Andre and Bill have a great relationship. That’s just what it is,” Melton said. “After that, it’s just a wait-and-see deal.”
Should Johnson skip minicamp he could be fined up to $69,455 and potentially lose a $1 million offseason workout bonus.
The 32-year-old Johnson is the Texans highest paid player with a salary of $10 million. His contract runs though 2016 with a total value of $31.5 million remaining on it.
Last season Johnson recorded 109 receptions for 1,407 yards and five touchdowns during a 2-14 season for the Texans.