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Andre Johnson staying active in retirement

Retirement has been a busy time for Andre Johnson.

The Texans legend signed a one-day contract with the team and retired on April 19. Since then, though, he's done quite a bit.

An avid Rockets fan, he's been a fixture at their games during the playoff run of the last few weeks.

Johnson also signed autographs at a Pearland sporting goods store on a Saturday afternoon, with some waiting in line for as long as three hours to get his signature.

Last Friday night in Philadelphia he announced the Texans' selection of 2nd-rounder Zach Cunningham, a linebacker from Vanderbilt. After all, his calendar was wide open, so he told the Texans general manager he'd be glad to help.

"Rick Smith gave me a call and told me about it and I just checked my schedule and had nothing to do, so I just took it," Johnson said. "I wasn't invited to the Draft when I was coming out, so this is my first draft."

Johnson, who was joined by many of his former Texans teammates at his retirement announcement in NRG Stadium, will be reunited with some of them a week from Saturday.

Defensive end J.J. Watt's annual charity softball game will take place that evening at Minute Maid Park, and Johnson will join Watt's squad on the diamond.

The former wide receiver played in the game in 2013 and 2014 when it was held at Constellation Field in Sugar Land.

Check out the 80 best photos of Andre Johnson throughout his Houston Texans career.

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