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Raiders Reportedly Releasing Former First Round Pick

Las Vegas Raiders helmet on the field.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Oakland Raiders helmet is seen on the field after the game between Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 06, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Just a few months ago, the Las Vegas Raiders added a familiar face to their roster this offseason, signing safety Karl Joseph to a new deal.

After leaving the Raiders for one year with the Cleveland Browns, Joseph eventually made his return to the team. It was a move that clearly received Jon Gruden's approval.

When asked what Joseph brings to the Raiders' defense, Gruden said "Leadership. Versatility. And professionalism." Unfortunately, that leadership, versatility and professionalism only got him so far.

According to a new report from Raiders reporter Vincent Bonsignore, the Raiders are waiving the former first-round pick.

When he re-signed with Las Vegas, Joseph made it clear that's where he wanted to be.

"First off, I never wanted to leave," Joseph said, via ESPN. "I think this is my home. I was drafted here. I feel like I was born to be a Raider ... it felt like the right decision to come back and help finish what I started here and be a part of that and come do whatever I can to help the team win."

The Raiders selected Joseph in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. During his first stint with the franchise, he had 236 tackles, 15 pass breakups, eight tackles for loss, four interceptions and three sacks.

Last season with the Browns, he compiled 67 tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception.