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Texans sign Johnathan Joseph to three-year extension

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The Houston Texans like their cornerbacks and they're not letting them get away.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Texans have signed Johnathan Joseph to a three-year, $22 extension with $11.5 million guaranteed.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported the deal.

The move comes three months after Houston signed cornerback Kareem Jackson to a four-year, $34 million deal. Friday's news all but ensures that Joseph will start opposite of Jackson for the fifth consecutive season. The stability should allow the Texans to gradually work first-round pick Kevin Johnson into the mix.

Joseph, 31, had been set to enter the final year of a five-year deal he signed with the team prior to the 2011 season. He finished 23rd out of 108 qualified corners in Pro Football Focus' ratings last season.

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