Texans WR Johnson hires agent

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is no longer relying solely on his uncle for contract advice.

Johnson said Monday he has hired Kennard McGuire as his agent, but his uncle Andre Melton will remain a trusted adviser.

Johnson says he has known McGuire, whose clients include Brandon Marshall and Javon Walker, since college. He says he and his uncle both trust him and feel comfortable with him.

Johnson sat out the first three days of Houston's voluntary offseason practices because he wants a new contract, though he returned last week. He has five years remaining on an eight-year deal worth $60 million.

Johnson says he's "not really worried" about if or when he'll get a new deal.