By Drew Dougherty

In addition to chatting about his upcoming charity golf tournament, Andre Johnson also spent some time Wednesday morning talking football.

The Texans wide receiver said he’s had a “short conversation” with new head coach Bill O’Brien, and he left impressed.

“He seems like a great guy,” Johnson said. “He seems like he really loves the game of football. He’s very passionate about it. He’s all about ‘team’. I think all those characteristics are great.”

After a 2013 season in which he finished with 109 catches for 1,409 yards, Johnson was selected to his seventh Pro Bowl. He didn’t play in the annual all-star contest, however because of a wrist injury. But Johnson said he’s “fine”, health-wise, and missed the Pro Bowl because he “didn’t want to go back out there and bang it anymore.”

The football conversation also meandered to the NFL Draft, and the All-Pro wideout was asked about his impressions of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

“I think he’s a great player,” Johnson said. “I’ve had a chance to meet him. He seems like a good kid.

Very into football. He’s an exciting player to watch. I enjoyed watching him in college. He doesn’t have the name ‘Johnny Football’ for nothing.

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