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Joseph making big changes in Year 13

Johnathan Joseph, now in his 13th NFL season, is making big changes to his diet and exercise regimen.

Under the supervision of the Texans new strength and conditioning program, led by Senior Director of Sports Performance Luke Richesson, Joseph is already seeing results.

"We definitely have a plan in place," Joseph said after Tuesday's OTA practice. "I've gained four pounds of lean muscle, body fat went down so it's a lot of things in the right direction."

The two-time Pro Bowl cornerback admits he is not the healthiest eater – Joseph says he has never eaten a salad – but he drinks the green smoothies while cutting back on red meat, hoping that the changes he is making will translate to his playmaking on the field.

"He's a pro's pro," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "He's a guy that has shown up every day since I've been here and put in the work and really has been a very consistent player for us. I think that's what's given him the opportunity to last so long in the league. He's got talent, but it's so much more than talent. It's 'What are you doing during your time off?' He obviously works out. He tries to improve on the things that he needs to improve on. He stays healthy. He takes care of his body the right way, and he's been able to have a really good, long career."

Joseph is currently the all-time leader in Texans history with 92 passes defensed and is tied for the all-time leader in interceptions with 14 (Kareem Jackson).

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