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Week 7 Outlook
Former Cleveland Browns S Karl Joseph is reportedly signing a deal to return to the Las Vegas Raiders, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Joseph will reunite with his former team in a new city but familiarity amongst the coaching staff. The sixth-year safety out of West Virginia was the Raiders' first-round draft pick (14th) back in 2016 and is coming off of a solid 2020 season with the Browns. Joseph totaled 67 tackles, four pass deflections, two fumble recoveries, and an interception in 14 games for Cleveland and will help shore up a Raiders secondary that was one of the worst in the league in 2020. He could pair nicely alongside Johnathan Abram and Damon Arnette, two of the younger and more raw talents that will benefit from Joseph's experience in multiple systems.
Browns S Karl Joseph (foot) has been placed on the active/PUP list from an injury that ended his 2019 season with the Raiders.
The former 2016 first-round pick joins the Browns after four productive season with the Raiders. There is no new setback or injury for Joseph and he is on schedule to play when the season kicks off in just over a month.
The Oakland Raiders have selected West Virginia DB Karl Joseph with the 14th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Karl Joseph adds a playmaking safety to an up and coming Raiders defense. With Charles Woodson's retirement earlier in the offseason, the Raiders lost a veteran leader. Joseph is said to have tremendous leadership skills and could fill the void Woodson left, even as a rookie.
West Virginia S Karl Joseph(ACL) told reporters at his pro day that he expects to be back on the field for the start of NFL training camp this summer.
Karl Joseph believes he is "ahead of schedule" in the rehabilitation process from a torn ACL. Joseph is projected to be selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 30th overall pick in Daniel Jeremiah's latest mock draft.
According to NFL on ESPN, NFL media's Louis Riddick said that West Virginia DB Karl Joseph is the "most NFL ready defensive back in the draft" on ESPN programming.
Karl Joseph is the No. 1 ranked safety on Mike Mayock's positional draft board. He is also said to be the most "NFL ready" among his peers. Joseph is projected to be an early second-round pick in April's Draft and could immediately make impact in the league.