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Andre Johnson, Frank Gore agree to join Colts together, per report

SB Nation logo SB Nation 3/10/2015 Adam Stites

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Andre Johnson and Frank Gore are headed to the Indianapolis Colts instead of the Philadelphia Eaglesaccording to a report from Lance Zierlein of

Johnson, 33, was released by the Houston Texans on Monday and didn't waste any time on the market before finding a destination. According to Zierlein, Johnson got in touch with Gore, his former college teammate at the University of Miami, who is also set to become a free agent on Tuesday afternoon after 10 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, and the pair decided on the Colts together.

The Eagles were previously thought to be the leaders for Gore, but the 31-year-old running back reportedly changed his mind and balked on the idea of a deal in Philadelphia. According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Gore told a friend that he was concerned about Chip Kelly's intense and overbearing demeanor as well as offseason moves made by the Eagles.

According to Zierlein, the Eagles were also interested in bringing in Johnson, but the pair of Gore and Johnson elected to go elsewhere. Johnson owns every major receiving record in Texans history, while Gore leaves San Francisco as the all-time leading rusher for the 49ers.

The Colts finished third in the NFL in total offense in 2014, but have holes that Gore and Johnson can fill. Trent Richardson was the team's leading rusher with just 519 yards and 3.3 yards per carry, and no team passed the ball more than the Colts. T.Y. Hilton was the team's leading wide receiver, but the receiving corps is now thin with the departure of Reggie Wayne.


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