Texans news: CB Johnathan Joseph will play against the Chiefs
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Texans CB Johnathan Joseph will play against the Chiefs

Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph will play in his team’s divisional round matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to James Palmer of NFL Network.

Joseph missed the Texans’ wild card round win over the Buffalo Bills last weekend due to a hamstring injury and has been limited in practice this week.

In the 14 games that Joseph played during the regular season, he registered 51 tackles, an interception and 13 passes defended.

The 35-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of South Carolina, was originally selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round (24th pick overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

He played in all 16 games during his rookie campaign, finishing with 57 tackles, a forced fumble, a couple of fumble recoveries and 20 passes defended.

Joseph went on to spend the first five seasons of his career with the Bengals before signing with the Texans ahead of the 2011 campaign, and in his first year with Houston, he made his first Pro Bowl after recording 44 tackles, four picks, a forced fumble and 15 passes defended.

The Rock Hill, S.C. native then repeated as a Pro Bowler the following season, posting 57 tackles, a pair of interceptions, 10 passes defended and a defensive touchdown.

Joseph has not made a Pro Bowl appearance since, but he has remained a consistent member of Houston’s secondary.

The Texans won 10 games and captured the AFC South division title this year, marking their fourth division crown in five seasons. However, Houston is yet to make it past the divisional round of the playoffs.