Houston, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Veteran receiver Andre Johnson reported at the Houston Texans training facility Friday, a day before the start of training camp.
Johnson skipped both the team’s voluntary offseason workouts and mandatory minicamp and had said he wasn’t sure if he would be back with the Texans.
He declined to say whether he was given any assurances of a new contract, but said he spoke with “everyone upstairs” and had a great dialogue with coach Bill O’Brien.
“Just from the way he explained [the offense] to me, it seems like it’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Johnson of his conversation with O’Brien. “It’s different from what we’ve been doing in the past.”
He also feels comfortable with the team’s direction after it finished 2-14 last season.
Johnson also observed that the whole atmosphere in training camp is more upbeat with the staff bringing in a winning attitude.
He had expressed frustration publicly last May about the team’s losing ways since he was taken with the third overall pick in the 2003, saying it was wearing on him.