Since word came out that Andre Johnson would either be released or traded from the Houston Texans, many fans had been clamoring for Johnson to return home and finish out his career in the city he played college football. However, several sources have notified PhinManiacs.com that the Dolphins are a fall back option for Johnson and will only consider them if he can't land on a team that is an immediate Super Bowl contender.
Johnson's short list includes the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens. The Seahawks and Patriots are at the top of the list. He is expected to receive a decent market so if the money is there, he will likely sign with one of those teams.
However, if he receives offers that he believes aren't fair, he wouldn't be opposed to coming to Miami and would contact the Dolphins to gauge their interest in him. Drafted in the first round in 2003 by the Houston Texans out of the University of Miami, Johnson has 1,012 receptions for 13,597 yards, 64 touchdowns and an average of 13.4 yards per catch. Johnson is the ultimate example of someone who shows up to work, does his job and puts the team above everything else.
We'll see how it plays out but at this time, I feel confident in saying that the Dolphins aren't in play for Johnson.
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This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs