Texans sign CB Joseph to contract extension

BY foxsports • June 18, 2015

Cornerback Johnathan Joseph, who was entering into the final season of his contract with the Houston Texans, agreed to a three-year, $22.5-million extension on Thursday.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Joseph will receive $11.5 million guaranteed as part of the new contract. Joseph was entering the final year of a five-year, $48.75 million deal he signed as a free agent in 2011. The extension lowers Joseph's 2015 cap number from $12.25 million to $11.75 million.

The 31-year-old Joseph is entering his 10th season in the NFL. The two-time Pro Bowler spent five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before joining the Texans. He will start opposite Kareem Jackson at corner for Houston again this season.

(h/t Houston Chronicle)

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