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  Texans | Andre Johnson leaving coaching staff    Sat Aug 22, 01:52 PM

Houston Texans assistant coach/special advisor Andre Johnson on Saturday, Aug. 22, announced he has left the coaching staff. 'I'll still be around,' Johnson said. 'Right now, I'm just taking some time to myself and spending time with my daughter. I'll help out when I can.'

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  Texans | Andre Johnson officially retires    Thu Apr 20, 05:41 PM

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Thursday, April 20.

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  Titans | Andre Johnson retiring    Mon Oct 31, 10:14 AM

Tennessee Titans WR Andre Johnson has announced his retirement Monday, Oct. 31.

Footballguys view: Those 12 productive years he spent with the Houston Texans are what's likely to get him into the Hall of Fame. At his best, Johnson was in fantasy owner's Hall of Fame because he was truly dominant. In 2008 and 2009 Johnson was the 2nd and 1st best fantasy receiver respectively. The last two years he's bounced around with the Colts and the Titans, but we'll all remember how he shined for the Texans.

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  Titans | Andre Johnson moves up depth chart    Thu Oct 6, 01:47 AM

Tennessee Titans WR Andre Johnson flipped roles with WR Rishard Matthews at the Z receiver spot last week, and Johnson is likely to have a larger role in Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins.

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  Titans | Andre Johnson average vs. old team    Sun Oct 2, 08:41 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Andre Johnson posted three receptions for 33 yards in Week 4 against the Houston Texans, his former team. He was targeted five times.

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  Titans | Andre Johnson blanked in Week 3    Sun Sep 25, 11:25 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Andre Johnson was targeted three times in Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders, but he was held without a catch.

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  Titans | Several Tennessee WRs could be in slot    Thu Sep 8, 12:37 AM

While Tennessee Titans WR Harry Douglas is expected to be the primary slot receiver in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, head coach Mike Mularkey said Thursday, Sept. 7, that WRs Andre Johnson, Rishard Matthews and Marc Mariani might also see time in the spot in various packages.

Footballguys view: This makes it nearly impossible to start a guy like Douglas, who is inconsistent anyway. In fact, rotating guys in like this could hold them all down. We'd avoid this whole mess if at all possible.

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  Titans | Andre Johnson makes Titans roster    Fri Sep 2, 05:15 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Andre Johnson has made the Titans' 53-man roster.

Footballguys view: We don't expect Johnson to have very little production and he certainly should not be on your fantasy roster.

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  Titans | Chances better for Andre Johnson    Thu Aug 18, 12:52 AM

Tennessee Titans WR Andre Johnson was no guarantee for a roster spot earlier this week, but the trade of WR Dorial Green-Beckham to the Philadelphia Eagles increases his chances of making this team. Johnson might be battling with WRs Harry Douglas and Tre McBride for one or two receiver spots.

Footballguys view: Johnson and Douglas are both well past their primes so if there is a cut, we expect it to be one of them. Neither brings much to the table save veteran savvy and "I remember when" old-man stories, and none of that helps your fantasy team, so don't bother drafting them.

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  Titans | Andre Johnson delivers in first practice    Sat Jul 30, 09:35 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Andre Johnson made several nice catches during his first practice Saturday, July 30, and head coach Mike Mularkey said Johnson will have a chance to compete for a starting spot.

Footballguys view: The Titans want to run the ball as much as possible. They don't have a passing game built to put up a ton of fantasy points. If Johnson continues to impress and make the 53-man roster we don't feel he's going to have much fantasy value with the Titans.

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  Titans | Andre Johnson lands two years    Fri Jul 29, 01:16 PM

Updating an earlier report, Tennessee Titans WR Andre Johnson signed a two-year deal Friday, July 29. Financial terms weren't disclosed. The Indianapolis Colts owed Johnson $2.5 million this season, but with an offset, the Titans will absorb some of that.

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  Titans | Andre Johnson signing with Titans    Fri Jul 29, 12:49 PM

Free-agent WR Andre Johnson (Colts) is signing with the Tennessee Titans Friday, July 29. Terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: It's hard to see how Johnson can benefit the Titans outside of mentoring the younger receiver corps. He could push Harry Douglas out of a job, but Johnson looked like he had little to contribute on an NFL field last year.

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  Titans | Andre Johnson at Titans' facility    Tue Jul 26, 05:45 PM

Free-agent WR Andre Johnson (Colts) was spotted at the Tennessee Titans' team facility Tuesday, July 26. He has not officially signed, however.

Footballguys view: Both sides were feeling each other out here, and no signing is imminent. Johnson is not what he used to be, but perhaps a team like the Titans would be interested in the veteran WR. We can't see him having much--if any--fantasy value were he to sign with the Titans.

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  NFL | Andre Johnson working out    Wed Jul 6, 06:13 PM

Free-agent WR Andre Johnson (Colts) has been working out this offseason and still intends to play in 2016.

Footballguys view: Johnson's career is about at the end, but he's hoping to latch on with a team (perhaps a contender) after injuries hit in training camp. Last year with the Colts, Johnson ran 440 routes and snared 41 passes for 503 yards and four TDs. He averaged 10.24 air-yards-per-target, ranking 47th in the league for that category. He's not what he used to be, and Johnson will have to be used as an underneath target if some team ends up giving him a shot.

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  NFL | Andre Johnson intends to play in 2016    Wed Apr 20, 10:18 PM

Free-agent WR Andre Johnson (Colts) said Wednesday, April 20, that he still intends to play football, saying 'that's the plan' after being cut by the Indianapolis Colts. He is a free agent and can sign with any team.

Footballguys view: Johnson may have a bit left in the tank but he's not worth a roster spot in fantasy and shouldn't be someone you hold on to in dynasty leagues.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson released by Indy    Wed Mar 9, 04:57 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson was released by the team on Wednesday, March 9.

Footballguys view: Johnson just is not the same player he used to be, and 2015 was a disappointing season for the veteran. He insists that he's going to play in 2016, but we can't imagine the market being white hot for his services.

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  NFL | Andre Johnson plans to play    Sun Mar 6, 06:21 PM

Free-agent WR Andre Johnson (Colts) said he fully intends to play next season. 'I am playing, there's no question about that,' Johnson said. 'I know I can still play this game...people read into the stories too much. I'm not discouraged about what happened this past season, I'm just waiting for an opportunity.'

Footballguys view: Johnson may have plans to play, but who is going to sign this aging veteran? He's not the player he used to be, and Johnson could only contribute as veteran depth going forward. The phone shouldn't be lighting up for Johnson this week.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson let go    Fri Mar 4, 09:10 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson has been informed Friday, March 4, that the team is releasing him.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson preparing to return    Wed Feb 24, 01:24 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson wasn't considering retirement, and he is training and preparing to return in 2016, according to his agent, Kennard McGuire.

Footballguys view: Johnson could be waiting a while for a call after a lackluster 2015. He can provide dependable depth for an NFL team that doesn't need a field stretcher, but Johnson's fantasy relevant are sadly over.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson considering retirement    Wed Feb 24, 10:10 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson is contemplating retirement. The Colts plan to cut Johnson this offseason.

Footballguys view: Johnson looked like a player with one foot in the grave last year after getting paid to the tune of ten million dollars guaranteed over a three-year deal. There were murmurs that he had lost a step, and the reveal in Week 1 indicated he had lost more than that. We should pay close attention to anyone who has that kind of buzz about them this offseason, as Johnson shows that next year they could be out of the league.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson likely to be cut    Wed Feb 10, 11:18 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson is likely to be released in the offseason.

Footballguys view: Johnson has a $7.5 million cap number in 2016, and that's a number the Colts won't pay. The team will have to eat $2.5 million in dead money if he's cut.

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  Colts | Friday injury report for Week 13    Fri Dec 4, 01:59 PM

Indianapolis Colts OT Anthony Castonzo (knee), WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle), LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), QB Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney) and OG Hugh Thornton (elbow) are out for Week 13 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. OG Khaled Holmes (leg) is questionable, while S Mike Adams (ankle, hamstring) and LB Erik Walden (heel) are probable. Castonzo, Freeman, Holmes, Luck and Thornton didn't practice Friday, Dec. 4. Dorsett was limited, while the others practiced in full. LB Trent Cole (rest), CB Vontae Davis (rest), LB D'Qwell Jackson (rest), WR Andre Johnson (rest), LB Robert Mathis (rest) and CB Greg Toler (rest) were taken off the report.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson practices in full    Thu Dec 3, 06:14 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 3.

Footballguys view: Johnson has long since lost any fantasy value, so he should be benched if you still have him on your roster at all.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson sits out    Wed Dec 2, 08:10 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Footballguys view: The old man is just getting some rest here. He'll be good to go against the Steelers on Sunday night.

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  Colts | Frank Gore, Andre Johnson probable    Fri Nov 27, 03:01 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (ankle) and WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) are listed as probable for Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson fully practices    Thu Nov 26, 04:50 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 26.

Footballguys view: Johnson may play but he's not a fantasy factor in any format, so just avoid him.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson resting Wednesday    Wed Nov 25, 02:39 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (rest) sat out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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  Colts | Week 11 injury report    Fri Nov 20, 01:39 PM

Indianapolis Colts S Mike Adams (ankle), WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle) and QB Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney) have been ruled out for Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons. LB Josh McNary (groin) is questionable, while LB Nate Irving (knee) and LB D'Qwell Jackson (hamstring) are probable. Adams, Dorsett, Luck and McNary didn't practice Friday, Nov. 20, while Irving and Jackson practiced in full. WR Andre Johnson (rest) and LB Robert Mathis (rest) were removed from the report.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson has full practice    Thu Nov 19, 03:08 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (rest) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 19, after resting Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Footballguys view: Johnson had a brief time where he was a decent play, but that is done. We're not sure what his role will be with Matt Hasselbeck likely under center, and we don't expect more than WR5/WR6 numbers.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson resting Wednesday    Wed Nov 18, 03:43 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (rest) sat out of practice to rest Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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  Colts | Friday injury report for Week 9    Fri Nov 6, 04:26 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle) and LB Nate Irving (knee) have been ruled out for Week 9 against the Denver Broncos. C Khaled Holmes (neck), CB Darius Butler (foot) and S Winston Guy (shoulder) are probable. Dorsett and Irving didn't practice Friday, Nov. 6. Holmes was limited, while Butler and Guy practiced in full. CB Vontae Davis (rest), LB D'Qwell Jackson (rest), WR Andre Johnson (rest) and LB Robert Mathis (rest) were removed from the report.

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  Colts | T.J. Hilton unlikely to play    Thu Nov 5, 07:02 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (foot) missed practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 5, and appears unlikely to play in Week 9 against the Denver Broncos. Hilton was in a boot during practice Thursday for his foot sprain. WRs Andre Johnson and Donte Moncrief are likely to see extra looks if Hilton sits out.

Footballguys view: This isn't a great matchup for average receivers. Moncrief is no more than a WR4 against the powerful Denver secondary while Johnson is a WR5. Neither would be optimal for a lineup spot.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson back at practice    Thu Nov 5, 06:37 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 5.

Footballguys view: Johnson is looking old and no better than a WR5, but if TY Hilton is out, he might be a little more effective. Don't bet the house on it though, as both Johnson and Andrew Luck are unreliable.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson sits out Wednesday    Wed Nov 4, 08:18 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Footballguys view: This is likely to give the vet a break. It's not a good matchup, his quarterback is a basket case and there may be no T.Y. Hilton to draw coverage away from him. Johnson is a borderline WR4/WR5 and a shaky one at that.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson finally shows up    Tue Nov 3, 01:37 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson had four receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown in the Week 8 game against the Carolina Panthers Monday, Nov. 2. He was targeted eight times.

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  Texans | DeAndre Hopkins reaches milestone    Sun Nov 1, 04:23 PM

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins is ahead of WR Andre Johnson's pace for yardage gained over his first three seasons as a Texan. Hopkins had 94 yards Sunday, Nov. 1, in a 20-6 win over the Tennessee Titans. Hopkins now has 3,076 yards in 40 games to Johnson's 2,806 yards in 45 games.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson will be able to play    Fri Oct 23, 06:26 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is not on the injury report for the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson back at practice    Thu Oct 22, 05:17 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (rest) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 22.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson resting Wednesday    Wed Oct 21, 06:23 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (rest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson likely will play    Fri Oct 16, 04:41 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 16, and is listed as probable for the Week 6 game against the New England Patriots.

Footballguys view: Johnson is only even a marginal play if Matt Hasselbeck starts because the offense will focus more on short, quick passing, which is where Johnson was effective last week at Houston.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson has full practice    Thu Oct 15, 05:21 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (rest) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 15, after resting Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Footballguys view: Yes, Andre Johnson had a big game (for him) last week but we didn't see a different guy than we did during the previous weeks when he struggled. He's likely to revert back to form, especially if Andrew Luck comes back. Consider him no more than a WR6 at this point, despite last week's two touchdowns.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson sits out of practice    Wed Oct 14, 04:26 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (rest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Footballguys view: Just a veteran rest day here. Johnson exploded last week on Thursday Night Football playing against his old team. We'll have to see if he can continue to play a larger role going forward. The Colts play the Patriots on Sunday night in Week 6.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson burns former team    Thu Oct 8, 11:40 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson had six catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans in Week 5.

Footballguys view: Johnson got over on his old team in a "revenge" game. He didn't look any quicker or faster than he did in his first four duds, but the short passing of Matt Hasselbeck and likely push for the Colts to get Johnson the ball in his old haunt led to a very nice fantasy game. Don't look at this as the "return" of Johnson, as he'll likely go back to being more of a role player when Andrew Luck returns.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson has disappeared    Tue Oct 6, 02:27 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson had just two targets and was held without a catch again in Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and has disappeared in the offense often this year. WR T.Y. Hilton had 11 more targets than Johnson this past week and TE Coby Fleener was targeted 10 more times. Johnson has struggled to create separation from opposing secondaries and is often the third, fourth or fifth option in the receiving game. He has mostly played out wide his entire career but has often found himself lining up in the slot this year, too. Even more perplexing is that Johnson was dominant in training camp and developed a strong rapport with QB Andrew Luck.

Footballguys view: We'll remember a better time for Johnson, but now he looks old and slow. Fantasy owners should have moved on from the veteran receiver. He was thought of as a WR2 entering this year, and now he's not worth rostering in most leagues.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson without a catch again    Sun Oct 4, 06:20 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson went without a catch once again Sunday, Oct. 4, in a 16-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Footballguys view: Johnson can probably even be dropped in dynasty leagues at this point. Let's try to remember him as Texans Andre Johnson.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson off injury report    Fri Oct 2, 05:04 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 2, and is no longer on the injury report for Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson back at practice    Thu Oct 1, 05:49 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 1.

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  Colts | Breakout game for Andre Johnson?    Thu Oct 1, 12:03 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4. As a member of the Houston Texans last season Johnson had his only double-digit reception and 100-yard game against the Jaguars. He finished with 10 grabs for 134 yards and a touchdown Dec. 28, 2014, against the Jags, and he has three 100-yard games against them in his past six, including a career-high 273 yards in a game Nov. 18, 2012.

Footballguys view: You can look at the past all you want, but we prefer to look at the present. Andrew Luck is not having good luck targeting Johnson this year, and the veteran receiver looks old and slow. You have better options out there.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson not comfortable yet    Wed Sep 30, 07:48 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson has only seven receptions on 18 targets for 51 yards in three games and has been a complete non-factor. 'A lot of people don't realize how hard that is, to try to build being your first time in a new place,' Johnson said. 'It takes a lot of work. It takes time for a guy to feel very comfortable, to make that relationship very comfortable. It's something we work on every day. Other than that, I'm just here working and trying to get better as a player daily.'

Footballguys view: It's just not happening for Johnson this year. Andrew Luck and Johnson didn't spend much time together during the preseason, and three of Luck's league-high seven interceptions have come on passes thrown to Johnson.

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  Colts | Andre Johnson resting    Wed Sep 30, 07:43 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Footballguys view: Johnson is a player most fantasy owners should be moving on from.

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