Texans sign CB Joseph to contract extension
JUN 18, 3:35p ET | FOX Sports
Rotowire: Jun 18 / 9:38p ET
News: Joseph signed a new three-year contract with the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Joseph, who was entering the final year of a five-year contract signed in 2011, is now extended out to 2017. There had been some speculation that 2015 would be his final year, after Houston selected cornerback Kevin Johnnson with its first-round pick in the 2015 draft. That now appears to be premature as the Texans will roster three capable cornerbacks for the next few seasons.
StatsLLC: Jun 18 / 12:00a ET
News: Joseph has signed a contract extension with the Houston Texans. The two-time Pro Bowler was entering the final year of the contract he signed when he signed as a free agent in 2011. The new deal will keep him in Houston for the next three years.
Impact: The 31-year-old Joseph started each game for the Texans last season and had a career-high 75 tackles and two interceptions. In his four years in Houston he has 240 tackles, 11 interceptions and has defended 52 passes. He also has returned two interceptions for touchdowns, forced three fumbles and recovered two. His 11 interceptions with the Texans are tied for second in franchise history.