In fact, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported the Texans have been unwilling to trade the 11-year veteran.
The Houston Chronicle's John McClain went a step further on Friday, stating flat-out that Johnson will not be traded.
The Texans realize this is just business, per McClain, and there are no hard feelings toward their franchise icon. But the organization also firmly believes they are better off with Johnson on the roster, and they are determined to see him finish his career in a Houston uniform.
From a financial perspective, they don't want to hand over Johnson's $1 million workout bonus or guarantee his 2015 salary for fear of setting a precedent to be used by J.J. Watt's agent in the future.
In other words, fans of the Patriots, Browns and Panthers shouldn't count on seeing one of the game's premier wideouts in their team's uniform this summer.