CB Johnathan Joseph declared his retirement from the NFL

Cornerback Johnathan Joseph spent some energy conversing with J.J. Watt about life with the Cardinals before Watt signed with Arizona, yet he will not be joining Watt together with the group or playing elsewhere in the NFL this year.

Joseph declared his retirement from the NFL in a Twitter post on Thursday evening. He called making it to the NFL his childhood goal in that post and shared a picture of him with former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis after the Bengals picked him in the first round of the 2006 draft.

He would stay with the Bengals through 2010 and afterward signed with the Texans in 2011. He made the Pro Bowl in his initial two seasons with Houston and remained with the team through 2019. He spent the beginning of the 2020 season with Tennessee prior to playing the final four rounds of his career for the Cardinals.

Joseph returned seven of his 32 career interceptions for touchdowns. He likewise had 787 tackles, forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, and a fumble return touchdown in 211 regular season games.