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By PFW staff

The Texans and WR Andre Johnson have agreed on a new contract that runs through the 2016 season, the team announced Thursday. The deal will make him the highest-paid receiver in football, Johnson confirmed.

"It is important to us that Andre has one home, and that is with the Texans," said Texans owner Bob McNair, calling Johnson a "future Hall of Famer."

Johnson thanked the Texans for being willing to rework his deal and called the opportunity to potentiallly finish his career with the club a "tremendous honor."

Asked about being the NFL's highest-paid player at his position, Johnson said, "It feels great. I can't complain."

Johnson, 29, has led the NFL in receiving yards the last two seasons. He caught 101 passes for 1,569 yards and nine TDs in 2009.

Johnson, who renegotiated his contract in 2008, was scheduled to make $5.8 million this season, and he was signed through 2014. Financial terms of his new contract were not released by the Texans. Johnson missed the beginning of the Texans' OTAs in May out of displeasure with his contract, but he was present for the majority of offseason workouts and has taken part in training camp.

 

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