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Johnathan Joseph | Defensive Back | #24

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (24) / CIN
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Texans CB Johnathan Joseph is active for Week 9 against the Colts.
Joseph has been battling shin and quad issues. Inactive for the Texans are QB Matt McGloin, WR Braxton Miller, CB Trenton Decoud, ILB Dylan Cole, OG Kyle Fuller, DE Joel Heath and OLB Ufomba Kamalu. Nov 5 - 11:32 AM

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Texans CB Johnathan Joseph was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 6.

It was easily the 33-year-old's best game of the season against Browns QB Kevin Hogan making his first start. According to Pro Football Focus, Joseph was thrown at six times, allowing two catches for three yards and picking off two passes, returning one for a touchdown. Joseph is in the final year of his deal.
Oct 18 - 9:47 AM

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (shoulder) was limited at Thursday's practice.

Joseph underwent an MRI after leaving last week's game with a shoulder injury but has already put in two limited practices this week and should play his usual role Sunday at New England. The Texans are still shorthanded at cornerback with Kevin Johnson (MCL) out 4-6 weeks.
Sep 21 - 4:10 PM

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph underwent an MRI on his injured right shoulder.

Joseph bowed out of Thursday night's game with a bad shoulder but his injury isn't considered serious. His first MRI showed no major damage and he'll have another one on Friday to confirm the diagnosis. Joseph has nine days to get ready for Week 3 against New England.
Sep 15 - 1:54 PM

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph was forced from Houston's Week 2 game against the Bengals with a right shoulder injury, and will not return.

Joseph racked his shoulder laying the wood on Tyler Eifert late in the first half. He was listed as questionable to return before being ruled out late in the third quarter. Joseph appeared to be in a pretty good amount of pain as he headed to the locker room.
Sep 14 - 10:34 PM

Johnathan Joseph said he has no plans to retire.

"I feel good, finished up really strong down the stretch," said the 32-year-old after Saturday's Divisional Round loss to New England. "As long as my body is letting me do that, I'm looking forward to playing each and every year." Joseph has one year remaining on his contract and is still one of the more effective cornerbacks in the league when healthy. He's tied for 13th among active players with 26 career interceptions.
Jan 15 - 8:25 AM

Johnathan Joseph (ribs, shoulder) wasn't listed on the Texans' final injury report for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Raiders.

Joseph missed Week 17 but returned to full practice this week and should be all set for Saturday's Wild Card game. He'll make things tougher for Michael Crabtree, who had his worst game of the season against Houston back in Week 11.
Jan 6 - 2:34 PM

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (ribs) is questionable for Week 17 against the Titans.

Joseph returned to action last week after missing the previous two games with a rib injury. His status for Week 17 is suddenly in question after missing Friday's practice. The Texans may opt to sit Joseph on Sunday to keep him as fresh as possible for next week's Wild Card game.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 04:49:00 PM

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (ribs) is questionable for Week 16 against the Bengals.

Joseph has been a limited participant at practice this week. We're guessing he'll be out there Saturday in a must-win game. Joseph could see a lot of A.J. Green (hamstring), who is coming back from a four-game absence.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 02:35:00 PM

Texans declared CB Johnathan Joseph, G Jeff Allen, TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, S Don Jones, LB Whitney Mercilus, LB John Simon and QB Brandon Weeden inactive for Week 15 against the Jaguars.

Joseph will miss his second straight game with a rib injury. Fiedorowicz is out with a concussion while Mercilus is nursing a back issue. Lamar Miller (ankle, ribs) and DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) were limited at practice this week but neither were listed on the final injury report.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 11:39:00 AM

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (ribs) is questionable for Week 15 against the Jaguars.

Joseph returned to a limited practice on Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. He'll probably be a game-time decision. Robert Nelson filled in at left corner last week against Indianapolis and would probably do so again if Joseph can't get the green light.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 04:13:00 PM

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (ribs) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Though he'll officially be listed as a DNP, Joseph did do some side work for the second day in a row. The Texans are still calling him day to day. It's hard to envision Joseph suiting up this week if he doesn't return to at least a limited session on Friday.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (ribs) said he is "shooting for" a Week 15 return.

Joseph was not able to play Sunday after suffering cracked ribs and a bruised lung Week 13 against the Packers. "It's a day-to-day thing," Joseph said. "Hopefully, the next day is better." Houston did a surprisingly good job against Andrew Luck even without Joseph in the lineup, but the Texans would be happy to see him back on the field against the Jaguars.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 09:09:00 AM

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (ribs) is inactive for Week 14 against the Colts.

Joseph was a game-time decision despite not practicing all week. He should be on track for a Week 15 return. A.J. Bouye will start in Joseph's place.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (ribs, questionable) said "pain toleration" will determine if he can play Week 14 against the Colts.

Joseph did not practice all week, but coach Bill O'Brien said there is a "remote possibility" he will be able to play. Joseph plans to "give it a shot" in pregame warmups, but it seems unlikely he suits up. Kareem Jackson will likely get the start if Joseph sits.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 11:04:00 AM

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