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Colts Part Ways With Veteran Wide Receiver Andre Johnson

Intro: On Wednesday, the Colts released 13-year veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson. How does Johnson’s departure impact the offseason plans for the Colts?


INDIANAPOLIS – Andre Johnson's tenure in Indianapolis will last just one season.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Colts released Johnson, who had two more years left on his contract.

By parting ways with Johnson, the Colts will save five million dollars as free agency has started.

The 34-year-old Johnson never found a consistent role with the Colts last season.

After catching 85 balls in his final season with the Texans, Johnson hauled in just 41 with the Colts.

A seven-time Pro Bowler, Johnson had only one game of more than four receptions last year.

Johnson caught just 53.9 percent of his targets in 2015---well below the career average for one of the NFL's all-time leading receivers.

Highlights from Johnson's 2015 season!

With Johnson no longer on the roster, T.Y. Hilton now becomes the elder statesmen of a young wideout group.

The Colts receivers under contract for next season are as followed: Hilton, Quan Bray, Phillip Dorsett, Donte Moncrief and Josh Stangby.

In 2015, Johnson did play nearly 65 percent of the team's offensive snaps in 16 games.

While Dorsett will likely pick up a bulk of those reps, the Colts could still be in the market for an additional wideout this offseason.

Johnson finished 2015 with 41 receptions, 503 yards and four touchdowns.

Over 13 NFL seasons, Johnson ranks eighth in NFL history with 1,053 receptions and ninth with 14,100 receiving yards.

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