A reunion could be in the works out in Las Vegas as the Raiders reportedly brought in safety Karl Joseph for a visit. Searching for help in the secondary, the Raiders could look towards bringing back a player that spent four seasons with the team after being drafted No. 14 overall back in 2016.
Karl Joseph Raiders
Joseph started 41 games in his first go-around with the Raiders, racking up 236 tackles (9.0 for loss) as well as 15 pass breakups. He also hauled in 4 interceptions and accumulated 3 sacks over that same span. He was having his best season in 2019 before an injury caused it to end after nine games.
It is no secret that the Raiders could use some help on the defensive side of the ball. Las Vegas gave up the third-most points per game last season (29.9) in addition to the eighth-most passing yards per game (263.2). Joseph could improve a safety group that includes Johnathan Abram and Jeff Heath.
Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley would benefit from having another player with starting experience on his side. He could easily employ Joseph as an exciting strong safety/linebacker hybrid player if he really wanted to. At the very least, Joseph would give the Raiders a much-needed depth piece.
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