Former Texans CB Johnathan Joseph announces retirement

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(SportsRadio 610) -- Former Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph is retiring after 15 NFL seasons, he announced Thursday on Instagram.

Joseph, a two-time Pro Bowler in his first seasons with the Texans in 2011 and 2012, last played for the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans.

He retires as the Texans' all-time leader in interceptions (17). Joseph picked off 32 passes over the course of his career.

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Joseph, now 37, out of South Carolina with the 24th overall pick in 2006. He spent five seasons with the Bengals before signing with the Texans in free agency.

The Texans released Joseph after the 2019 season, but he is widely considered one of the best players and possibly the best free agent signing in franchise history.