Andre Johnson reports for Houston Texans training camp

HOUSTON - Answering a question for most of the offseason, Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson showed up for the first day of Texans training camp.

Johnson addressed the media Friday morning, saying, "I just love playing the game of football. Love being here, being around my teammates. There's nothing like being around that."

The veteran said he talked with team management and those conversations were between the team and him.

Johnson said Houston is his "home away from home" and he's built a great relationship with the fans, the community and the team and he's ready to play football.

"I feel very comfortable with where the organization is going," he said.

Johnson said all of his conversations with new head coach Bill O'Brien have been positive.

Pro Bowl tackle Duane Brown said Johnson received a standing ovation at camp Friday morning.

"Just a testament to how much respect we have for him," said Brown.

And you know Arian Foster is excited to get No. 80 back. Last week, Foster told Local 2's Chester Pitts, "(Andre) is Houston.

A source tells that Johnson passed his physical earlier this week.

He and the Houston Texans were at a stalemate and there were media reports that Johnson asked to be traded earlier this month.

When asked if he wanted to retire as a Houston Texans, Johnson said, "That's my plan."

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