Hall of Fame
First, I was responding to the suggestion of signing AJ for 2016, not rehashing whether he should have remained on the team in 2015.They handled Andre wrong. OB wanted to show he was the boss vs showing respect to one of the greats. The texans could've used AJ just like AZ uses Fitzgerald. The same way Brees uses Colston. Inside slot player who can move the chains and play inside. Andre is and was better than every tight end and slot man on this roster. So Hopkins and Nate outside, Andre in the slot, whats wrong with that?
Sadly, I think your Colston comparison is accurate. AJ now is what Colston is now. Neither of them move as well as Fitzgerald still does. Also, Fitzgerald is a significant asset as a blocker in the run game from the slot (similar to Kevin Walter when he was here), but AJ never has been a consistent or physical blocker.