Johnson rejoins Texans after contract dispute

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson participated in team workouts on Thursday after missing three days of voluntary sessions this week because of contract issues.

"I plan on being a Texan 'til the day I retire, and my feelings haven't changed,' the four-time Pro Bowl selection told the team's website (

Johnson, the third overall pick by Houston in 2003, led the National Football League in receiving yards last season and wanted his contract renegotiated to bring him in line with the league's top receivers.

The 28-year-old still has five years left on an eight-year, $60 million deal that included $15 million in guarantees.

"I don't really think you can really win against an organization," Johnson said. "When you're under contract, they can hold you to that, and it's up to them to re-do it or give you an extension or whatever they want to do."

(Writing by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue)