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NFL roundup: Texans unlikely to trade Johnson

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jul 11 2014 05:29:03 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 14 2014 10:25:41 AM CDT
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The Houston Texans are unlikely to trade disgruntled star wide receiver Andre Johnson, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Johnson, 33, recently requested a trade and will not report when the team begins training camp on July 25, according to NFL Network.

However, the team does not want to lose Johnson and wants him to finish his career in Houston.

Johnson still has three years and $31.5 million left on his contract but he skipped offseason workouts and minicamp.

After the Texans went a disappointing 2-14 season, Johnson reportedly expressed that he does not wish to be part of another rebuilding project.

---The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent wide receiver Aaron Burks and waived wide receiver LaVon Brazill on Friday.

Burks was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 12 before being waived on June 13. In four seasons at Boise State, he made 47 catches for 743 yards with four touchdowns.

Brazill was a sixth-round draft choice of the Colts in 2012. In 25 career regular season games, he has 23 receptions for 347 yards with three touchdowns. He added seven receptions for 144 yards with two touchdowns in three playoff games (two starts).

Brazill was recently suspended indefinitely, reportedly for violating the NFL's policy and program for substance abuse.

---Minnesota Vikings defensive end Spencer Nealy was suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances, the league announced.

The 24-year-old Nealy, an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M, did not play in a game last season.

Nealy will be eligible to return to the Vikings' active roster on Monday, Sept. 29 following the team's Sept. 28 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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