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Former Colts' Wide Receiver Andre Johnson Retires

Intro: On Monday morning, Andre Johnson retired from the game of football. Johnson spent the 2015 season with the Colts and will go down as one of the game’s greatest wide receivers.


INDIANAPOLIS – One of the NFL's greatest receivers in league history has closed the book on a legendary career.

Andre Johnson, who played for the Colts in 2015, announced his retirement at a team meeting on Monday morning with the Titans.

The 35-year-old Johnson had nine catches and 85 yards in his lone season in Tennessee.

Last season with the Colts, Johnson had 41 catches for 503 yards and four touchdowns. The Colts brought Johnson in during the 2015 free agency believing he could be a veteran, big body option with Reggie Wayne no longer in Indy.

The entire 14-year career of Johnson was spent in the AFC South.

In 2003, Johnson was the No. 3 overall pick of the Texans. Johnson would make seven Pro Bowls in 12 seasons with the Texans and is arguably the greatest player in their franchise's history.

The career of Johnson saw the former University of Miami product haul in 1,062 passes (9th all-time) for 14,185 yards (10th all-time) and 70 touchdowns (40th all-time).

Johnson's name will definitely merit Hall of Fame discussion in five years. The lack of postseason success for Johnson will be the biggest drawback in his Canton candidacy.

One never for the spotlight, Johnson elected not to have a retirement press conference.

"Unbelievable career," Chuck Pagano said of Johnson on Monday.

"He'll be a first-ballot Hall of Famer in my opinion. Great player and a better person. Love him."

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