From early January to late July, starting in 2013, Johnathan Joseph has been at NRG Stadium on a daily basis.
But as opposed to the two years prior, 2015 has been a refreshing change for the veteran cornerback.
"It's been different, actually," Joseph said Tuesday on Texans Radio. "The last two or three offseasons, I've had surgery to repair something, so I really haven't had an offseason."
Following 2012, Joseph had surgery on a sports hernia. After the 2013 campaign, he went under the knife because of a foot ailment.
But last autumn, Joseph started all 16 games for the Texans, snaring a pair of interceptions, forcing two fumbles and recovering two fumbles, too.
Being able to spend time with family, work in the weight room, and prepare for the upcoming season has been a welcome change for the cornerback with nine seasons in the League.
"I'm just glad to be ahead of the curve this time and I'm looking forward to participating in offseason workouts with my teammates," Joseph said.
On Monday, Joseph and the Texans will start their offseason conditioning workouts.
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