Andre Johnson's representation officially asked the Texans Wednesday that he be released rather than traded.
Johnson's camp can ask all they want but the Texans want to get whatever they can for their aging superstar. The team that has showed the most interest is the Baltimore Ravens. Ozzie Newsome has a great track record with bringing in "old" wide receivers like Derrick Mason, Anquan Boldin, and Steve Smith Sr. The Ravens could use the help as it looks like Torrey Smith is on his way out of Baltimore. Baltimore is currently strapped for cap space, but could make cuts and restructure deals to create room. He would be a perfect fit for the Trestman offense. Analysis: Drew Phelps
The Raiders could be interested in free agent wide receiver Randall Cobb.
Raiders' GM Reggie McKenzie drafted Cobb in his final year as the Packers' Director of Player Personnel. McKenzie apparently wants to reunite Cobb with his former mentor James Jones, who signed with the Raiders last offseason and was the team's most consistent receiver throughout the 2014 season. The question is, would the Raiders be able to convince Cobb to sign with them? They'll likely need to comfortably outbid the next highest bidder to earn rights to his services. If this scenario were to actually come to fruition, Derek Carr would get a nice boost in fantasy value. Analysis: Spencer Silva