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42 Karl Joseph FS

Cleveland Browns

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April 14, 2020 07:12 AM
Browns' Karl Joseph: Recovery on track
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (foot) has not experienced any setbacks since undergoing surgery in November, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Joseph agreed to a one-year contract with the Browns last month and signed to deal Monday. However, he has been unable to take his physical due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. His recovery is considered on the right track, so there should not be any concern at this point. The 2016 first-round pick projects as a Week 1 starter in the Browns secondary.

March 19, 2020 01:48 PM
Browns' Karl Joseph: Inks deal with Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (foot) signed a one-year contract with the Browns on Wednesday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

Joseph injured his foot in Week 10 and required season-ending surgery, but before that, he compiled 49 tackles and three pass breakups through nine games with the Raiders. The 2016 first-round pick will likely be a Week 1 starter in the Cleveland secondary.

November 20, 2019 01:52 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Undergoes surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph underwent surgery to address his foot injury Wednesday, per his official Instagram account.

Joseph sustained a season-ending foot injury during Week 10's win over the Chargers. The 26-year-old notched 49 tackles (38 solo), three defended passes, one interception and one fumble recovery across nine contests in 2019. He'll now focus on making a full recovery for the 2020 season.

November 9, 2019 08:16 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Put on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

This move confirms the fears that Joseph's injury was of the season-ending variety. The Raiders promptly used the roster spot created by the move to sign defensive end Dion Jordan.

November 9, 2019 03:04 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Could miss rest of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (foot) could potentially be sidelined for the remainder of the season due to the injury he sustained in Thursday's 26-24 victory over the Chargers, Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Joseph has made game-ending plays in each of the Raiders' previous two victories, and also is second on the team in tackles. His absence in the secondary will certainly be felt in the immediate future. There is no official timeframe on the injury, but the fear is that he might not be able to return this season. Fellow safety Lamarcus Joyner (undisclosed) is also considered week-to-week, so the Raiders could be thin in the secondary in Week 11. Erik Harris, D.J. Swearinger, Curtis Riley and even Dallin Leavitt are all candidates to see increased workloads as a result of the injuries.

November 8, 2019 11:52 AM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Injury believed to be serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (foot) is believed to have sustained a significant injury during Thursday's 26-24 win over the Chargers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Joseph suffered a knee injury while intercepting Philip Rivers late in the fourth quarter and sealing Thursday's win for Oakland. He required the use of crutches following the contest, and the initial results of Friday's MRI don't bode well for Joseph's chances of suiting up Week 11 against the Bengals. The nature and severity of the issue will be determined in due time.

November 8, 2019 12:00 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Dealing with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (knee) was spotted on crutches following Thursday's 26-24 win over the Chargers.

Joseph was responsible for Philip Rivers' third interception of the game, sealing the Raiders' fifth win of the season. Unfortunately, Joseph said he felt his right knee buckle on the play and the use of crutches is cause for concern. The fourth-year pro will be evaluated Friday and will aim to get healthy for Week 11's matchup against the Bengals.

November 8, 2019 11:44 AM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Hurt on last play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph suffered an undisclosed injury during Thursday's 26-24 win over the Chargers, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Joseph snagged the game-sealing interception but incurred an injury on the play. Coach Jon Gruden didn't expand on the nature of Joseph's injury after the game. Joseph now has 10 days to get healthy for Week 11's matchup against the Bengals.

September 23, 2019 06:32 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Leads Oakland in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph totaled eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Vikings.

Joseph is now averaging six tackles per game through the first three weeks of the regular season, benefiting from a hefty snap share with first-round pick Johnathan Abram (shoulder) on injured reserve. Joseph still hasn't provided much IDP value in coverage, however, seeking his first pass defensed of the 2019 campaign as the Raiders now head to Indianapolis.

September 11, 2019 02:32 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Tackle for loss in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph made seven tackles -- one for a loss -- in Monday's 24-16 win over the Broncos.

Joseph is in a contract year, and he's off to a solid start by being a downhill run-stopper. While the fourth-year pro continues to add value on defense, his IDP potential is still low with few stats in coverage.

May 4, 2019 12:52 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Set for free agency in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders confirmed they won't be picking up Joseph's fifth-year option, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The choice to leave the option untouched means that Joseph will be playing in a contract year in 2019, with free agency awaiting him when the 2020 league year begins next March. The West Virginia product set new career lows with 34 solo tackles, 14 assisted stops and 474 snaps across 14 games last season.

May 2, 2019 11:36 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: To become free agent in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders aren't expected to pick up Joseph's fifth-year option, which would make him a free agent in 2020, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Oakland drafted Johnathan Abram with the 27th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and picked up Lamarcus Joyner and Curtis Riley over the offseason, making Joseph's role uncertain heading into the upcoming 2019 campaign. The Raiders have made it pretty evident that they plan to head in a different direction after this season, but that doesn't mean Joseph can't win the starting strong safety job in what figures to be his last year with the team.

April 26, 2019 03:44 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Stuck in deep safety group
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph is part of a safety group that now includes No. 27 overall draft pick Johnathan Abram, holdover Erik Harris and offseason signings Lamarcus Joyner and Curtis Riley, Matt Kawahara of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Joyner is the only one locked in for an every-down role, but the Raiders have hinted at using him as a slot cornerback rather than a safety in nickel packages. That plan might open things up a bit for Joseph, a disappointing 2016 first-round pick who finally appeared to make progress during the second half of 2018. The Raiders may have a trade in mind, but it's also possible they're just trying to stockpile depth on the back end. Joseph still has some upside for IDP purposes if he can lock down the starting job at strong safety.

March 1, 2019 04:28 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Fifth-year option to be picked up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders plan to exercise Joseph's fifth-year option for 2020, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Joseph started the 2018 season on a low note by playing a mere 11 defensive snaps through the Raiders' Week 7 bye, but he finished the season starting the final eight games. The 25-year-old had 48 tackles (34 solo), two sacks and one interception, and he apparently showcased enough of his potential for the team to pick up the option. However, the money doesn't become guaranteed until after the 2019 season.

January 3, 2019 10:40 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Rebounds from early season issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph accrued four tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs.

Joseph began his 2018 campaign in the doghouse with just 11 defensive snaps heading into the Raiders' bye in Week 7, but he would eventually solidify himself as the team's starting strong safety upon a return to full health from a hamstring injury. The 2016 first-rounder had even landed on the trade block at one point, but he finished the season with 48 tackles (34 solo), two sacks, two passes defensed and an interception in 13 games. He'll likely remain with the team in 2019 with one year left on his rookie contract, though a fifth-year option would become available the following season.

December 25, 2018 02:48 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Sacks in back-to-back games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph recorded seven stops and a sack Monday in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos.

The third-year safety is closing out the season on a strong note, as he posted the same statistics in the Week 15 loss to the Bengals. His 44 tackles for the campaign are still well off the pace from his totals in 2017 (79) and 2016 (60), however.

December 17, 2018 12:40 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Posts sack in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph recorded eight tackles (six solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Joseph's sack was the second of his career and his first this season. His eight tackles also tied his season high. He'll look to continue his quality play in Week 16, when the Raiders face off against the Broncos.

November 21, 2018 02:04 AM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Notches interception Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph recorded five tackles (three solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Joseph has had a lackluster year thus far, but his performance Sunday was his best of the season. His interception was his first pass defensed through seven games and his five tackles tied a season high. Joseph will aim to continue the solid play into Week 12 when the Raiders face off against Baltimore.

October 25, 2018 03:28 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: Full practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Joseph missed Oakland's previous three games while dealing with a hamstring issue, though he looks to be fully healed coming off a bye week. While the 2016 first-round pick should be available Sunday against the Chiefs, he's no longer on the IDP radar after falling into a reserve role.

October 14, 2018 03:28 PM
Raiders' Karl Joseph: On trade block
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders are actively shopping Joseph (hamstring), their first-round pick from two years ago, Fox's Jay Glazer reports.

New coach Jon Gruden has been cleaning house since arriving, but he's not done with the makeover. Amari Cooper also apparently is in his doghouse. Joseph is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks due to the hamstring issue, but his impact has been limited even when he's healthy this season, playing only 11 defensive snaps through the first three games prior to the injury.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020CLE00000000000
2019OAK99493811010003
2018OAK138483414215502
2017OAK151579582111-1-104
2016OAK12960441601212106
Total4941236 174.062 342521015
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/200
Birthdate:
9/8/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Miami, FL, USA
School:
West Virginia
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: