Greg Joseph

Greg Joseph

Place Kicker #5
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 210 lb.
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Greg Joseph: Joining Buccaneers' practice squad

Joseph is slated to sign with Tampa Bay's practice squad, NFL agent Brett Tessler reports.

Analysis: Joseph started 14 games with the Browns in 2018 and had two appearances with the Titans last season. He'll now serve an emergency role on Tampa Bay's practice squad, where could be called upon for action if Ryan Succop ends up missing any time.

September 6, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Greg Joseph: Waived by Tennessee

The Titans waived Joseph on Thursday, Turron Davenport of reports.

Analysis: Early reports from training camp suggested Joseph was winning his kicker battle with undrafted rookie Tucker McCann. Regardless, it's McCann who still has a roster spot after the team brought in Stephen Gostkowski to handle the job. Joseph should be near the top of the list for any team that runs into kicker issues this season.

September 3, 2020 6:14 AM EST

Greg Joseph: Leg up in competition

Joseph has looked much better than rookie Tucker McCann in practices thus far, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.

Analysis: Joseph was brought back by the Titans after making his only field-goal attempt for them last season. Although the team signed McCann to compete with Joseph ahead of the regular season, it sounds like Joseph is ahead by a comfortable margin thus far.

August 21, 2020 1:32 PM EST

Greg Joseph: Competition on the way

GM Jon Robinson suggested that the Titans plan to bring in some competition for Joseph, who finished the 2019 campaign as the team's kicker, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.

Analysis: Robinson acknowledged that Joseph did a good job of "steadying the rudder" after he took over kicking duties last December, noting that the team intends to "add some competition there. We're looking at some guys in free agency and the draft." The 25-year-old, who was with the Browns in 2018, ended up seeing action in five games with Tennessee (including the playoffs) last season, making his only field-goal attempt and converting all 18 of his extra point tries in that span.

April 1, 2020 11:15 AM EST

Greg Joseph: Limited chances in playoffs

Joseph converted his lone field-goal attempt and all nine extra-point attempts over three postseason games.

Analysis: The field goal was a chip shot from 30 yards during the loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship, as the Titans finished drives throughout their run as the No. 6 seed. It was similar to Joseph's output in two regular-season games with Tennessee, as he made all nine extra points and didn't attempt a field goal. Joseph remains under contract for next season after signing ahead of Week 16, but he'll need a strong offseason to remain the Titans' kicker with Ryan Succop (knee) -- who landed on injured reserve -- still having three years and $11.75 million remaining on his deal.

January 26, 2020 7:44 AM EST

Greg Joseph: Nails five extra-point attempts

Joseph made all five of his extra-point attempts in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Joseph has yet to be called upon for a field-goal attempt in two games with the team. However, he has proven steady with the chances he has received by making all nine of his extra-point attempts. Joseph took over for the injured Ryan Succop (knee) in Week 16 and will likely continue in his role throughout Tennessee's playoff run. Joseph signed a three-year deal when he joined the team, so will likely have a chance to be the placekicker in 2020.

December 30, 2019 4:47 PM EST

Greg Joseph: Perfect in debut

Joseph made all four of his extra-point attempts in the team's Week 16 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Joseph wasn't tested in particularly difficult fashion as he was not asked to attempt a field goal in his debut with the team. However, he did make all four of his extra-point attempts, eliminating mistakes in the kicking game that had plagued the Titans for much of the season. With Ryan Succop on injured reserve (knee), Joseph is likely to serve as the team's kicker in Week 17 against the Texans.

December 23, 2019 4:45 PM EST

Greg Joseph: Taking over as top kicker

The Titans have placed Ryan Succop (knee) on injured reserve, leaving Joseph as the lone placekicker on the 53-man roster, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Joseph was signed off the Panthers' practice squad and now will serve as Tennessee's kicker for Week 16 against the Saints. He converted 17 of 20 field-goal attempts (85 percent) last season with the Browns, but he made just one kick from 50-plus yards and missed four PATs.

December 18, 2019 8:01 AM EST

Greg Joseph: Replacing Succop in Tennessee?

Joseph is signing with the Titans, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Joseph was poached from Carolina's practice squad and could get a chance to kick as soon as Week 16. Titans placekicker Ryan Succop has converted just one of six field-goal attempts since the team activated him from injured reserve in early November. However, it isn't entirely clear if Joseph is coming in as kickoff specialist or as a legitimate threat to Succop's job.

December 18, 2019 6:30 AM EST

Greg Joseph: Heading to Carolina

Joseph signed with the Panthers' practice squad Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Joey Slye missed a 28-yard field goal and a pair of extra points during Sunday's three-point loss to the Saints, leading the Panthers to explore available options at kicker. Joseph went 17-for-20 on field goals and 25-for-29 on extra points with the Browns in 2018, and he could make his way to the 53-man roster if Slye continues to struggle.

November 25, 2019 3:55 PM EST

Greg Joseph: Works out for New England

Joseph had a tryout with the Patriots on Tuesday, Albert Breer of reports.

Analysis: The Patriots are testing the waters as new kicker Mike Nugent has missed one field goal and one extra point through two games. Joseph went 17-for-20 on field-goal attempts and 25-for-29 on extra-point attempts for the Browns in 2018, but he was unable to retain his job in the preseason.

October 15, 2019 3:56 PM EST

Greg Joseph: Doesn't play Thursday

Joseph did not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions.

Analysis: Head coach Freddie Kitchens abandoned his plan to let Joseph handle the kicking chores Thursday in order to get one more look at rookie Austin Seibert, who was a perfect 2-of-2 on field goals and extra points. Kitchens will soon make his decision on the Browns' placekicker for Week 1. Both have struggled at times during the preseason, so one option is to wait and see which kickers become available after roster cuts this weekend.

August 30, 2019 5:38 AM EST

Greg Joseph: Misses pair in practice

Joseph made 3-of-5 field-goal attempts during Tuesday's practice session, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Joseph missed from 43 and 48 yards, adding more misses to a camp full of them. The pressure is on Joseph this week after Austin Seibert, who executed all the kicks last week, connected on all four attempts in a loss to the Buccaneers. Head coach Freddie Kitchens is expected to grant Joseph all the kicking opportunities Thursday against the Lions, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The coach was quick to point out that the competition for the placekicking job is not over.

August 27, 2019 6:18 PM EST

Greg Joseph: Struggling in competition

Coach Freddie Kitchens dismissed the idea of bringing in a new kicker Monday despite Joseph and Austin Seibert both struggling in training camp, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Joseph missed two field-goal attempts during Monday's practice and has missed a kick in both of Cleveland's preseason games. The second-year pro, who went undrafted out of Florida Atlantic in 2018, converted 17 of 20 field-goal tries and 24 of 28 extra-point attempts across 14 games with the Browns last year. He's competing for the starting job with Seibert, a rookie fifth-round pick.

August 19, 2019 2:34 PM EST

Greg Joseph: Competing for job

Joseph is competing with Austin Seibert for the Browns' placekicking job, reports.

Analysis: Joseph went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft and subsequently lost a kicking competition in Miami. However, he moved on quickly and got picked up by the Browns following Week 2. From there, he converted 17-of-20 field goal attempts, but just 24-of-29 extra-points. Since he was unable to seize the role, Cleveland ended up drafting Oklahoma kicker Austin Seibert in the fifth-round of this year's draft. The latter likely has a leg up on the competition given his pedigree and impressive minicamp performance so far, but Joseph is still the incumbent and will have an opportunity to compete for the job.

June 18, 2019 4:13 PM EST

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