Andre Johnson is open to taking a pay cut to remain with the Houston Texans in 2015.

Johnson was interested in a trade last offseason.

"Nobody wants to hear that," said Johnson, when asked if he's willing to reduce his pay, per The Chronicle's Brian T. Smith. "But it's the nature of the business. I've seen it happen, heard it happen, had it happen to friends of mine. I understand that."


Johnson's uncle and longtime advisor, Andre Melton, said the wideout, set to make $10.5 million guaranteed in 2015 with a $16.1 salary-cap hit, would rework his contract if necessary.

"We understand it's a business and we're willing to deal with that," Melton said. "And Andre doesn't mind having a pay cut."