The Houston Texans and cornerback Johnathan Joseph mutually agreed that the veteran defender will enter free agency this month, the employees launched Wednesday.
Joseph, 35, has spent the ultimate 9 seasons with the Texans. He appeared in 14 regular-season video games ultimate season, recording 51 entire tackles, one interception and 13 passes defended.
“Johnathan has been a consummate professional, team captain and one of the leaders of our defense for the past nine years,” the Texans acknowledged in a press launch Wednesday. “It is rare for a participant to keep such an extreme stage of play for over a decade and that claims quite a bit about him and his dedication to the game.
“He is a distinctive teammate, mentor, husband, and father. His influence on and off the sphere makes him fairly probably essentially the most celebrated free-agent signing in franchise historical past. The complete Houston Texans group thanks Johnathan for the contributions he made to our staff and the Houston group. We want him and his household all one of the best as he pursues free agency.”
After the Texans’ playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs throughout the divisional spherical ultimate season, Joseph acknowledged he wasn’t considering retirement.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Joseph, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, throughout the first spherical of the 2006 NFL Draft out of South Carolina. In 200 skilled video games between the Bengals and Texans, he has recorded 754 entire tackles, 31 interceptions, 195 passes defended and 7 defensive touchdowns.