The Facts: Training daily in the Houston heat, Johnson is preparing diligently for another NFL season. Johnson celebrates his 35th birthday next week and is hoping to continue his career. Currently a free agent after being cut by the Colts after one season, the seven-time Pro Bowl selection is following through on his stance that he doesn't intend to retire and hopes to play this season. He's being patient while waiting for the right opportunity. "That hasn't changed," Johnson said in April. "I'm just training right now and just waiting for an opportunity. When that comes I'll take advantage of it."
Diehards Line: The presence of young wide receivers like T.Y. Hilton was a factor in the decision to cut Johnson along with his decline in production. He had no 100-yard receiving games last season in 16 games and 14 starts, finishing with 41 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns, including a pair of scores against the Texans during the Colts' October win at NRG Stadium. "It's always different being somewhere different, when you've been somewhere for 12 seasons," Johnson said. "It is what it is. Things didn't work out the way we wanted them to, but it happens. I understand. It's part of the business and you just move forward." The question now is whether a team will be up for paying Johnson. And that might force to consider pay versus his long-term legacy. As Profootballtalk.com notes, With 26 catches, Johnson would move ahead of Terrell Owens and Reggie Wayne and into sixth place all time in receptions. With 481 yards he would move ahead of Wayne and Marvin Harrison into seventh-place in career receiving yards.