In search of depth of their secondary, the Raiders have turned to a well-recognized face for assist. Former Raiders security Karl Joseph has signed together with his former membership after a short go to, in keeping with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport. The Raiders’ first-round choose within the 2016 draft, Joseph spent his first 4 seasons with the Raiders earlier than spending the 2020 marketing campaign with the Browns. Joseph lately visited the Steelers, who’re nonetheless trying to bolster their depth behind starter Terrell Edmunds.
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Joseph noticed time at each free and robust security throughout his first go-around with the Raiders. In 49 video games with the crew, Joseph made 41 begins whereas recording 4 interceptions, 15 passes defensed, three sacks, 236 tackles and 9 tackles for loss. Joseph was having fun with arguably his greatest season in 2019 earlier than an harm prematurely ended his 12 months after 9 video games.
Throughout his one season in Cleveland, Joseph made eight begins in 14 video games. He totaled one interception, 4 passes defensed, one pressured fumble, two fumble recoveries, and 67 tackles. Joseph’s play helped the Browns seize their first playoff berth and playoff win since 1994.
The Raiders’ robust safeties are at present Johnathan Abram, Jeff Heath and Javin White. Final season, the Raiders’ protection completed thirtieth within the NFL in scoring, twenty sixth in passing, twenty fourth in speeding, thirtieth in move protection and sixteenth in crimson zone effectivity. The Raiders’ points on protection have been the principle purpose Las Vegas stumbled to an 8-8 end following a 6-3 begin.
Three of our 4 CBS Sports activities NFL draft specialists have the Raiders taking a defensive participant with the seventeenth total choose. Ryan Wilson has the Raiders taking former Georgia linebacker Azeez Ojulari, Chris Trapasso has Las Vegas choosing former Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons, and Pete Prisco has the Raiders taking former South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn.