Johnathan Joseph is proving that Houston made the right choice.
In need of a veteran cornerback, the Texans made a strong bid for the highly coveted Nnamdi Asomugha during the free agent frenzy, then backed off to sign the less-hyped Joseph to a five-year deal.
While Asomugha and the Eagles have floundered, Joseph is putting together a Pro Bowl-worthy season, shoring up the secondary for first-place Houston.
''For me, I just wanted to come in and be a part of the puzzle,'' said Joseph, who has four interceptions, 13 passes defended and a forced fumble this season. ''I didn't want to come in and be known as the top dog or anything like that. I just wanted to come and be under the radar, and the guy that's going to do my job, week in and week out.''
As an added bonus this week, Joseph can help with the scouting report.
Houston (9-3) plays at Cincinnati (7-5), where Joseph spent the first five seasons of his career. The Texans can clinch the...