Raiders first-round pick Karl Joseph sitting out practice

First-round pick Karl Joseph is sitting out Thursday's practice. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

First-round pick Karl Joseph is sitting out Thursday’s practice. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Safety Karl Joseph, the Raiders first-round pick, is sitting out the team’s practice on Thursday for undisclosed reasons.

Joseph missed the Raiders entire offseason program rehabilitating from a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered as a senior at West Virginia. Joseph had been on the field participating for the first five days of training camp, including the first three sessions in pads.

Joseph came to the field briefly during the early portion of Thursday’s practice wearing shorts, a jersey and holding his helmet. He then retreated and spent some time stretching on a back field near the team’s locker room.

• Tight end Clive Walford also appears to be sitting this one out. He was on the field in lads at the start but later returned to the locker room.

• Running back/kick returner Taiwan Jones and defensive tackle Leon Orr are also not at practice while cornerback SaQwan Edwards and tight end Colton Underwood are out for a second straight day.


Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Bales over 100 lbs, and barrels over 100 lbs.
    About a football field away.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Reasonably flat pasture though.

  • rifflicks

    you don’t have a burro and a cart?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Put the 4 bales on the truck, put the 12 barrels on the truck,
    WTF did you do today?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Pretty much just get in thee way.

    like most ‘workers’..

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Not double that yet!

  • BroJackson34

    NICE! Enjoy!

  • r8dercain

    I’m selling two tickets to the preseason game on September 1st if your interested let me know

  • RaidingTexas

    Your presence is requested at the new post.

  • JLofty

    new postage

  • BroJackson34

    OK what’s real and whats not with the boots? Dakota trying to upset my feelings.

  • RaidingTexas

    No sir, no sir! Don’t beat me, please.


    This might have been a better topic.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    15 ton and what do I get?….


    One new post!!

  • R8RCatDave

    With sixteen you get a coal mining song

  • R8RCatDave

    Tru dat

  • Angelo DeBortoli

    I hate when teams rely on rookies to fill a hole in their first year. It is very rare for a rookie to come in and start Day 1. And they may start…but usually struggle a bunch before getting into the flow of an NFL season.

    Im not talking about bad teams drafting guys and starting them early. Im talking about Super Bowl/ Playoff contending teams expecting their draft pick to start Day 1 and produce.

    Cowboys have all their eggs in the Ezekiel Elliott basket. He may be really good. But he will struggle in pass blocking and hit the “rookie wall”. Dallas goes 8-8