Andre Johnson says he has a lot to prove
Posted on July 27, 2012 at 3:21 pm by John McClain
Receiver Andre Johnson met with the media today and joked about hearing some say he’s getting too old.
Well, he’s 31 and coming off an injury-filled season that cost him nine games. Johnson said he’s got something to prove. He wants to show everyone that he can stay healthy and is capable of still putting up 100 catches for 1,500 yards. The coaches would be happy with that, of course.
Johnson said last season was the worst of his career because he spent too much time on the sideline because of two hamstring injuries that cost him nine starts. But both times he came back, he caught balls all over the field. He averaged 90 yards in the two playoff games – a victory over Cincinnati and a loss at Baltimore.
“Yeah, I think I have something to prove,” he said. “My knee feels good. I’m 100 percent. I’m ready to go. Now I have to show I can stay healthy and play the way I know I can play.”
Entering his 10th season, Johnson reported at 6-3, 230. He played at 228 last season.
“I feel real good,” he said. “I’m excited about the season. This is the best team we’ve ever had. I know the fans are excited, too.”
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