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Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Johnathan Joseph has retired from the NFL after 15 seasons.
Joseph officially announced his choice Thursday on Twitter:
Johnathan Joseph @JJOE2424
This day I retire from the NFL.
Within the summertime of 2006, I signed my first NFL contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Fifteen years later, I will insist I completed my childhood map of making it to the NFL. I received’t ever neglect as a kid telling my father I fundamental to be within the NFL. pic.twitter.com/v29OIiziwY
A first-spherical secure by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006, Joseph established himself as a beginning cornerback midway by his rookie season.
After spending five seasons with the Bengals, Joseph left the organization as a free agent to imprint a five-365 days contract with the Houston Texans. He had the most productive years of his profession in Houston, making the Pro Bowl in every of his first two years with the crew.
Joseph wound up spending nine years with the Texans from 2011-19. The University of South Carolina product is the franchise’s all-time chief in interceptions (17) and slump breakups (118).
The Texans and Joseph agreed to a mutual parting of ways in March 2020. He frolicked ultimate season with the Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals.
Joseph ends his profession having played 211 long-established-season games between four assorted teams. He had 787 blended tackles, 200 slump breakups, 32 interceptions and eight compelled fumbles.