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Andre Johnson Ready To Play With The NFL's "Best Quarterback"

Intro: He’s not your typical boisterous wide receiver, but Andre Johnson isn’t afraid to talk about his new quarterback, Andrew Luck.





INDIANAPOLIS – Colts fans have watched Andre Johnson play as a visitor in their city on 10 different occasions.

Last week though, those inside of Lucas Oil Stadium saw the seven-time Pro Bowl receiver run out of the home tunnel.

He's theirs now.

And Colts fans showed their appreciation of having Johnson on the home sideline after a pair of catches for No. 81 at the mini-camp practice last Wednesday.

The catches were typical Johnson--gaining separation, thanks to a frame that rivals mini tight ends and hands that, more often than not, pull footballs out of mid-air.

"(Johnson's) catch radius at 229 pounds, shredded at 6-3 and change, that guy is impressive," GM Ryan Grigson said the morning after the open mini-camp practice, in describing his impressions of the new Colts wide receiver.

"He just goes about his business, and he's out here working."

Rarely a talker (on or off the field), Johnson has arrived to Indianapolis with a similar temperament to the former Miami wide receiver before him.

When Johnson and Reggie Wayne spoke earlier this offseason, the topic of how Andrew Luck operated the Colts offense was brought up.

In almost every media session Johnson has had since joining the Colts, he's gone out of his way to praise No. 12.

"Andrew's a hell of player," Johnson said last week. "I think he's the best quarterback in this game. He's very helpful when you are out on the field. He throws a great ball. What more could you ask for?

"I can't say I've been fortunate to play with a great quarterback in my 12 years in this league. I'm able to play with one now."

Johnson and Luck will get together in the coming weeks to further develop their cohesion.

Inside of Lucas Oil Stadium last Wednesday, Johnson's blue No. 81 jersey was flashing in Luck's eyes.

It was a new sight to Colts fans, a receiver of substantial size giving Luck another toy in the treasure chest.

"We have a lot of weapons and I think we can all help each other," Johnson says.

"When you have so many guys who can make plays, it's kind of like picking your poison. I think we all will complement each other. We just have to get everything down, get on one accord, so we can go out and perform on Sunday's."

A behind the scenes look at Andre's 2015 photo shoot in the #ColtsPhotoGarage.

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