"I'm real excited about this, excited about becoming a Texan," Joseph said. "(Free agency) has been a grind, and I'm glad to get it over and get back to work.
"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."
"It's very, very, very hard to leave Cincinnati," he said. "They drafted me and gave me my start. But now I'm looking ahead to Houston, not behind at Cincinnati."
"It was a heck of a job by Rick and Chris [Olsen, the vice president of football administration who also negotiates contracts]," coach Gary Kubiak said. "We filled our primary need of getting an experienced big-time corner, and Joseph is still only 27. I can't tell you how excited I am about it."
"I'm very excited about getting Joseph," offensive tackle Eric Winston said. "He's been an elite corner in this league, and his best years are still ahead of him. He'll definitely improve our team."