Johnathan Joseph Joins the Texans, Nnamdi Asomugha No Longer an Option

Rick BrokawCorrespondent IJuly 28, 2011

Johnathan Joseph will be wearing the colors of the Houston Texans beginning this year.
Johnathan Joseph will be wearing the colors of the Houston Texans beginning this year.Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

In my previous article, I stated the Asomugha was too overpriced and shouted my support for Johnathan Joseph. It appears that someone in the front office was listening.

After spending countless hours trying to persuade Nnamdi Asomugha that Houston would be a good fit for him, the Texans decided to cut their losses and turned to Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph.

Joseph will sign a five-year deal worth $48.75 million, including $23.5 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $12.5 million.

Johnathan expressed his excitement about joining the Texans, despite leaving the team that gave him his first chance to play in the NFL. "The Texans have a great offense and a lot of talent on defense. I think I can help the defense. I've got experience, and I'm very competitive, and I'm ready to go to work," he stated.

Joseph fills the Texans' biggest need in their weak secondary and will be an immediate impact player for the team. His signing is welcomed by Texans fans everywhere who were growing tired and dismayed with Asomugha.

This signing is the Texans' first major signing of the offseason and still leaves room for the possibility of adding depth at the safety position. The Texans have courted the idea of pursuing Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh, and with the money that they saved by signing Joseph, that deal could still happen.