NFL News: WR Andre Johnson Retiring With Texans, NFL 2017 Regular-Season Schedule TBA Thursday
NFL News: Andre Johnson to Retire as Texan
Andre Johnson will retire as a Texan and sign a one-day contract. pic.twitter.com/1xL7VFWMyf
— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) April 17, 2017
The 35-year-old wide receiver spent his first 12 years with the Texans before playing with the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans over the past two years.
Johnson announced his retirement in October after playing eight seasons in Houston and recording just nine catches for 85 yards.
In November, Johnson said “it would mean a lot” for him to retire as a Texan, according to Reid Laymance of the Chronicle.
In his career, the wideout totaled 1,062 catches, good for 11th in NFL history, plus 14,185 receiving yards and 70 touchdowns.
The third overall pick in 2003 out of the University of Miami also played in seven Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro twice.
Johnson played and started 169 games for the Texans from 2003-14 and led the team in receptions and receiving yards in 10 of those seasons.
Veteran Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch also announced his retirement on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old played 11 seasons with the Lions, Titans and Philadelphia Eagles, per the Lions’ official website.
The durable Tulloch didn’t miss a start over his first eight NFL seasons. The 5-foot-11, 245-pounder, who was drafted as a fourth-round pick out of North Carolina State in 2006, was well-liked by teammates, and served as captain for both Tennessee and Detroit.
Tulloch led his team in tackles in six separate seasons, and helped both the Titans and Lions reach the playoffs.
It was also announced Tuesday that the 2017 NFL regular-season schedule will be unveiled exclusively on Thursday at 8 pm EST on NFL Network as part of a two-hour long 2017 NFL Schedule Release special.
The 2017 preseason schedule was released last week.
HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 28: Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans catches a touchdown pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter in a NFL game on December 28, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)