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Andre Johnson: I didn't join Colts to get back at Texans

Andre Johnson insists that his relocation to Indianapolis had nothing to do with gaining revenge on his old team, the Houston Texans.

"(Leaving the Texans) hasn't even really set in yet," Johnson told the Houston Chronicle. "I was just talking about that with someone. Everybody thinks that I went to the Colts to try and get back at the Texans and stuff like that. That had nothing to do with it. I just went to the ... place where I felt was the best fit for me and where I can have a chance to win a championship.

"It wasn't about circling (game) dates or nothing against the Texans. I had 12 great years here. Been around some great people, built some great relationships, a lot of great friends. Houston's always going to be my home. I have nothing bad against the Texans."

The Texans released the 33-year-old receiver last month, setting him free to sign with their division rival. After years of skittish quarterback play in Houston, joining forces with Andrew Luck in Indy was an easy sell for a sure-handed wideout seeking a shot at the Super Bowl.

Johnson might not be the deep threat he once was, but he gives the Colts a quality replacement for Reggie Wayne while adding more firepower to a stacked roster on offense.

Even if revenge wasn't the motive, Johnson's defection still stings in Houston. Instead of lauding their longtime hero, Texans fans must now watch their defense try to contain him twice a year. Johnson might not be circling the calendar -- but we are.

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