Dave Clark, Cincinnati Enquirer
Published 4: 57 p.m. ET June 10, 2021
Johnathan Joseph, a 2006 first-spherical draft employ of the Bengals who played his first five NFL seasons in Cincinnati and spent closing season with the Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals, announced his retirement on Thursday.
“This day I retire from the NFL,” Joseph wrote on Twitter. “In the summer of 2006, I signed my first NFL contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Fifteen years later, I will train I carried out my childhood aim of making it to the NFL. I will by no technique fail to have in mind as a child telling my father I needed to be within the NFL.”
In March, Joseph informed SiriusXM NFL Radio that a dialog he had with J.J. Watt, his worn teammate with the Houston Texans, also can fetch helped persuade Watt to mark with the Cardinals. Joseph, 37, stated he talked up Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph – who coached Johnathan with the Texans from 2011 to 2013 sooner than changing into the Bengals’ defensive backs coach in 2014 – to Watt.
Joseph turned a free agent in March of closing Three hundred and sixty five days after nine seasons with the Texans. He signed with the Titans, but Tennessee launched him in November. He signed with Arizona and looked in four games for the Cardinals.
In 15 NFL seasons, Joseph was twice named to the Expert Bowl in 2011 and 2012. His career simplest for interceptions was in 2009 for the Bengals, when he had six. He has 32 career interceptions, eight compelled fumbles and 6 fumble recoveries in 211 career games.