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Texans, Johnson close to deal

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Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson catches a pass during a NFL football training camp practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson catches a pass during a NFL football training camp practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are close to signing All-Pro receiver Andre Johnson to a new contract.

The 29-year-old Johnson has five years left on his current $60 million contract. He wants a new deal that would make him the NFL's highest paid receiver.

Johnson has participated in training camp since it started because he didn't want his contract situation to become a team distraction.

Johnson has led the league in receiving yards for the past two seasons and he's topped 100 catches in three of the past four. He has the NFL's highest receiving yards per game average (90.2 yards per game) since 2006.

Last week, team owner Bob McNair said he hoped to ink Johnson to a restructured contract within two weeks. McNair said Johnson deserves special consideration because of his high value with the franchise.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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