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The Jets are not interested in trading for wide reciever Andre Johnson (Dyer, July 14).

Trading for Johnson “is not something we are actively pursuing,” a Jets executive said.

Johnson is quite adamant about getting out of Houston, even talking retirement from the NFL. He is likely going to hold out from Houston unless he gets a raise, or dealt to another team.

“Clearly Andre is a special player, but special players come at a price,” the executive said. “Right now, with the direction the team wants to go, it isn’t the best fit. While he is a tremendous talent, he would hurt a lot of cap flexibility.”

Jets running back Chris Johnson recently exuberantly proclaimed that he would be on board with the Jets making such a move.

We wrote in-depth about the Jets and Johnson just a few days ago (TJB, July 12), so see more there.

In short, Johnson is a certain upgrade to what the Jets depth chart, but the cost in money, draft picks and roster impact seems to be more than the team is willing to take on.

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