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Joseph: "Togetherness" a key for training camp

Posted Feb 17, 2017

CB Johnathan Joseph explained a benefit of the Texans having 2017 Training Camp in West Virginia.

The oppressive heat of August in Houston will be far away from the Texans at this summer’s training camp. They’ll kick off their preparations for the 2017 campaign at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The average daily high temperature there in August is 82 degrees.

But aside from a cooler climate, Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph pointed to a different positive from going to camp on the road.

“I think it brings you closer as a team and it brings that one-ness, that togetherness that you’re looking for,” the 11-year veteran said.

Joseph, who’s first five seasons in the NFL were with Cincinnati, speaks from experience. The Bengals spent training camp an hour away in Georgetown, Kentucky from 1997 through 2011. The cornerback was a rookie in 2006, and explained some of the every-day occurrences that might ultimately add up in terms of team bonding.

“I think this experience you get with being in kind of a college setting with those guys, waking up every day, somebody setting an alarm clock, going and playing video games, playing cards, dominoes, just whatever it is,” Joseph said.

The Pro Bowl defender spoke at Texas Southern University on Thursday, where he and safety Quintin Demps, along with outside linebacker Tony Washington, Junior met with students from Pro Vision Academy. They were there to see a Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit called ‘Gridiron Glory’, and got to mingle with Hall of Famers Ken Houston and Elvin Bethea.

Joseph and the Texans will begin camp in late July.

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