The Cleveland Browns needed to add some help at safety.
It looks like help is on the way.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Browns are signing former Raiders safety Karl Joseph.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2020
Joseph started the first 9 games of the season for the Raiders before suffering a season-ending foot injury.
He has 236 career tackles, 4 interceptions, and 3 sacks.
He was an All-Rookie team player in 2016.
The Raiders declined his fifth-year option making him eligible for free agency this year.
He was the 14th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
According to Pro Football Focus, Joseph was ranked as the 49th-best available free agent and one of the top safeties on the market.
Here’s what PFF had to say about Joseph entering free agency:
A player who has always earned consistently solid grades, Karl Joseph just hasn’t made enough splash plays in his time in the NFL to convince his own team to buy-in long-term or even keep his starting spot secure. Joseph has just four interceptions in four seasons with the Raiders and has forced just a single fumble, but he has hit double-digit defensive stops every season and shown the ability to be a solid force on defense. Joseph has talent, particularly in a coverage scheme that plays with split safeties, and he will likely be available for a bargain fee given how his Raiders tenure panned out.