Johnathan Joseph looking forward to training camp in West Virginia

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Texans’ Johnathan Joseph excited to have training camp in cooler climate.

The summer heat and humidity of Houston can be brutal, which is why the Houston Texans will be taking their show on the road in 2017 as they head to West Virginia for the first two weeks of training camp.

“That’s probably the biggest thing about it is the temperature,” Joseph said Thursday, via the Houston Chronicle. “Everyone is aware of the heat here. In Cincinnati, we went to Georgetown, Kentucky for training camp, which is an hour away. This is a little more of a longer trip, but the experience you get being in kind of a college setting with those guys waking up every day, someone setting an alarm clock, playing video games, playing cards, dominoes, having lunch together, brings you closer together as a team. It brings that oneness, that togetherness you’re looking for.”

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Joseph is focused on staying healthy since he’s not getting any younger at the age of 32.

“I’m feeling great,” Joseph said. “Obviously, you take this time to get your thoughts together, gather up and get healthy. It’s your time away from football to enjoy it and spend your family time and get away from it and get your vacation time.

“Once we hit the road, it’s no looking back. Heading into the offseason, my biggest thing is just staying healthy and improving and looking forward to next season.”

Joseph is heading into the final year of his contract.  If he wants a new deal, he’ll need to prove that he can still play at a high level.

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