Joseph (groin) rejoined his teammates at practice Tuesday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Not viewed as a major injury, it's not a huge surprise that Joseph is back on the field and ready to contribute. After starting 15 games for the Raiders last season, the third-year defensive back is slated to retain a starting safety spot for the club in 2018.
Joseph is dealing with a groin injury but coach John Gruden hopes he will be back Tuesday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
Given that Gruden is optimistic Joseph could be back at practice as soon as Tuesday, it doesn't look like the cornerback's groin injury is being viewed as a very serious one. Joseph should be considered day-to-day until the Raiders are able to provide another update.
Joseph notched 79 tackles (58 solo), one sack, four passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 15 games during the 2017 regular season.
Joseph, a 2016 first-round selection, played nearly 300 more snaps during his second season in the league after appearing in 12 contests as a rookie. The Raiders' starting strong safety didn't put up any eye-catching numbers in 2017, but likely stabilized his role in the secondary with two years remaining on his rookie contract. A minor hamstring injury during Week 17's loss to the Chargers ended Joseph's campaign a bit early, but the issue shouldn't linger into the offseason.
Joseph is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers with a hamstring injury, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Joseph sustained the injury in the first half of Sunday's game and was able to walk off the field under his own power. Rookie Shalom Luani has replaced the 24-year-old at safety for the Raiders.
|3||9/23/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/1/18||@ SF||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|