When it comes to memories, I turn to Twitter. Today, for memories of Andre Johnson's 12-year tenure with the Texans.
Johnson has been given permission to seek a trade and has asked to be released if that does not work out. The Texans wanted him to accept a smaller role, but he believes he's still a starter.
When the longest tenured and best offensive player in franchise history moves on after more than a decade, emotions bubble. It's never an easy situation in part because of the memories.
I asked: What are your favorite Andre Johnson memories? Twitter answered:
@taniaganguli when he put a beating on C.Finnegan 💪👊— CHASO (@H_Txns_Chaso) March 3, 2015
@taniaganguli td catch against Arizona where he got hit several times including big hit in back and willed his way into endzone— Patrick Sinclair (@PatSinclair119) March 3, 2015
@taniaganguli first playoff TD catch with Yates under center. I was at the stadium and got emotional seeing it happen and his reaction— weworemasks (@weworemasks) March 3, 2015
@taniaganguli Monday night against colts 3 TDs!— Jonathan Vahalik (@jjvahalik50) March 3, 2015
@taniaganguli Andre walking off the field after having words with Schaub in 2013. He did what all the fans wanted to do— TyMo (@TyMo214) March 3, 2015
@taniaganguli pinning the ball to Yeremiah Bell's helmet to convert 4th down on game winning drive vs MIA...OT catch against WAS.— Grayson Skweres (@squaresy9) March 3, 2015
@taniaganguli Andre Johnson's game winning OT TD catch on a bubble screen 2 seasons ago vs JAX— Gerry Guerra (@1KingWizard) March 3, 2015
@taniaganguli Every Christmas when AJ hosted the low-income children at Toys R Us. Truly an unselfish man and player.— Gary Howell (@LonghornGary) March 3, 2015