My phone interview with Andre Johnson: On how he feels about the expectation that the Texans will release him: "I mean, it is what it is. It's just the nature of the business. I'm not really worried about it. I will go somewhere else and play and hopefully I can do well for them."
On his preference for his future team:
"Wherever I go, I hope I can play with a great quarterback. I don't know. I'm just going to wait and see what happens. A lot of these teams want young players; so we'll see just what happens. I am open to visiting teams."
On if he is bitter:
"Nothing bitter about it. It's the nature of the business. I had a feeling it was going to happen. When you are prepared for it makes it a whole lot easier."
On if he feels like he should have the right to play out his career for the Texans after his contribution to the organization.
"The funny thing is that when (a player) asks to be traded or something, people get on you about honoring your contract. But when you've done a lot for an organization and they feel like you get old, then they don't have to honor their contract. I don't get where they come up with this honoring your contract when you're very very productive and you are doing great things for them....I don't know a lot of guys in the league that catch 85 balls and have almost 1,000 yards that that's a down year for them. But you have a year like that and then it's 'well your old, we want to reduce your role,' and all this stuff--I don't get that. But that's the nature of the business. Like I said, it doesn't make sense. It doesn't make sense to a lot of people. That's just the way it is. I expected it to happen and I don't have any ill feelings against the Texans organization."