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Texans CB Johnathan Joseph feels ‘great’ after an offseason without surgery

The Houston Texans have spent most of the offseason restoring its roster to full health before the start of the 2018 NFL season. Fortunately, that group of players does not include veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph.

The veteran is certainly no stranger to dealing with offseason rehab due to injury over the last few years. According to  Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Joseph says it was nice to rest up this time around:

“It’s good,” Joseph said. “You get to relax, rest up. Rest is the biggest thing in this league, recovering, I think. This offseason, having [strength coach] Luke [Richesson] and those guys in here training me and getting me back, I feel great, honestly.”

It goes without saying that rest is one of the most crucial aspects for Joseph at this point in his career. He is entering his 13th season in the league and is hoping the team can get back to the formidable defensive unit it was a couple of years ago.
Joseph is coming off a solid 2017 campaign in which he registered 47 tackles, two interceptions, and nine pass breakups. As a result, Houston re-signed him to a two-year, $10 million deal with $3.9 million guaranteed this offseason.
The former two-time Pro Bowler brings some much-needed depth and experience to the secondary. They also managed to beef this group up with the signing of former Arizona Cardinals
safety Tyrann Mathieu as well. Both players will likely serve as the veteran leaders of this particular unit going into the 2018 campaign.