The Houston Texans are looking to stay solid on defense, and they have locked up cornerback Johnathan Joseph to a three-year contract extension.
Joseph’s extension will be worth $22 million with $11.5 million in guaranteed money.
The Texans now have their starting cornerback duo locked up for the foreseeable future, as Kareem Jackson was given a four-year contract extension earlier in the offseason.
Joseph has been with the Texans since the 2011 season, and he was set to become a free agent after the 2015 season, as he signed a five-year contract in 2011.
He began his career with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he spent his first five seasons while being part of a fearsome cornerback duo with Pro Bowler Leon Hall.
Joseph never received this sort of recognition until 2011 though, and he was named to a second Pro Bowl in 2012.
The 31-year-old cornerback has notched 25 interceptions throughout his career, including a career-high six in 2009.