Karl Joseph’s separation from the Raiders lasted just one 12 months.
The strong basic safety who expended past year with the Browns re-signed with the Raiders as an unrestricted totally free agent, the Las Vegas franchise introduced Friday.
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Joseph, 27, was not anticipated to return to the Browns after they signed previous Los Angeles Rams basic safety John Johnson III past thirty day period for three yrs and $33.75 million.
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The Raiders drafted Joseph in the to start with round (14th overall) out of West Virginia University in 2016. He signed a one particular-yr, $2.5 million agreement with the Browns a 12 months in the past immediately after the Raiders declined to exercising the fifth-year selection on his rookie offer.
“I hardly ever required to go away,” Joseph informed reporters who protect the Raiders. “I imagine this is my house. I was drafted below. I sense like I was born to be a Raider.”
Final year, Joseph bounced back again from a time-ending foot injury he suffered in November 2019.
He started eight of the 14 regular-season video games in which he appeared with the Browns, in addition two playoff game titles. He tied for fifth on the group with 64 tackles and added four passes defensed, an interception and two fumble recoveries.
In the postseason, Joseph recovered a fumble in the conclude zone for a landing right after center Maurkice Pouncey fired a shotgun snap over the head of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the very first engage in from scrimmage in the Browns’ 48-37 wild-card win around the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Industry. Joseph also had an interception in the Browns’ 22-17 reduction to the Kansas Town Chiefs in the divisional spherical.
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