Johnathan Joseph returns to practice

Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph was finally able to rejoin his teammates during Saturday's first practice of training camp.

He missed all of organized team activities and the Texans' two minicamp as he rehabbed from foot surgery after the season.

"Just trying to get out there and just feel my way through it," Joseph said after practice today. "Stay on top of the technique and on top of the playbook and just catch up with the rest of the guys you know from what I missed in the spring."

His recovery process meant not much of an offseason. There were early sessions with the trainers at the facility nearly every day he was in Houston.

"I didn't really have much rust," Joseph said. "I spent a lot of time working here with the trainers working on my technique and the small things. It was good getting back with the guys and get a real feel for being out there with the team."

He didn't feel limited, but is on a rehab program so he isn't doing everything just yet.

"I've been taking care of myself, doing the right things," Joseph said. "Moving in the right direction. Preparing for this moment to get back out there with the guys. Today was a great step in the right direction. ... It's just taking it one day at a time. whenever I get the go from the trainers to let me go, that's when I can do what i want to do. As far as physically, I feel good."