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Greg Joseph

Minnesota Vikings
Place Kicker #5
Minnesota Vikings
Place Kicker #5

Greg Joseph News

Converts clutch 53-yard field goal

Joseph made a 53-yard field goal at the end of regulation in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati to send the game to overtime. It was his only field-goal attempt and he converted all three extra-point attempts.

Analysis: Joseph wasn't overly impressive in the preseason, so converting a clutch long kick likely buys him some job security given head coach Mike Zimmer's propensity for switching kickers.

Sep 13, 2021 10:23 AM EST

Looks set as starter

Joseph looks set to begin the season as Minnesota's placekicker after Riley Patterson was waived/injured by the Vikings on Monday.

Analysis: It's possible the Vikings could sign another kicker before the regular season, but for now Joseph is the clear starter after converting both field goal attempts in Saturday's preseason game.

Aug 16, 2021 6:55 PM EST

Signs in Minnesota

Joseph signed with the Vikings on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Joseph spent the 2020 season on the Buccaneers' practice squad. Now, he'll compete with Dan Bailey -- who missed seven field goals and six extra points last year -- for the starting kicker role in 2021. The 26-year-old kicker has suited up in 16 career NFL games, connecting on 17 of 20 field-goal attempts (85 percent) and 34 of 38 extra-point tries (89 percent).

Feb 9, 2021 2:10 PM EST

Goes back to practice squad

Joseph reverted to the Buccaneers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Joseph was available for Week 15, but he ultimately did not suit up for a win against the Falcons. Ryan Succop emerged from the reserve/COVID-19 list last Friday, reclaiming his starting kicking duties while knocking down a 27-yard field-goal attempt and going 4-for-4 on PATs.

Dec 21, 2020 6:00 PM EST

Won't suit up against Falcons

Joseph (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

Analysis: The 26-year-old was elevated to the Buccaneers' active roster Friday, with Ryan Succop being forced to miss practice throughout the week while residing on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Succop has been cleared for Sunday's intradivisional clash, however, keeping Joseph without a game appearance in 2020. The Florida Atlantic product last suited up for the Titans in 2019, knocking down all nine of his point-after attempts during his two games with the team.

Dec 20, 2020 9:00 AM EST

Jumps to active roster

The Buccaneers elevated Joseph to the active roster Friday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Buccaneers activated starting kicker Ryan Succop from the COVID-19 list, but the Buccaneers are calling up Joseph as an insurance policy. It's worth keeping an eye on whether Succop is a late scratch for Sunday's game versus the Falcons, in which case Joseph would bump into a starting role. Over 16 NFL games, Joseph has connected on 17 of 20 field-goal attempts (85 percent).

Dec 18, 2020 1:53 PM EST

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.

Sep 6, 2020 3:15 PM EST

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.

Sep 3, 2020 6:14 AM EST

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.

Aug 21, 2020 1:32 PM EST

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.

Apr 1, 2020 11:15 AM EST

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.

Jan 26, 2020 7:44 AM EST

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.

Dec 30, 2019 4:47 PM EST

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.

Dec 23, 2019 4:45 PM EST

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.

Dec 18, 2019 8:01 AM EST

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.

Dec 18, 2019 6:30 AM EST

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.

Nov 25, 2019 3:55 PM EST

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.

Oct 15, 2019 3:56 PM EST

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.

Aug 30, 2019 5:38 AM EST

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.

Aug 27, 2019 6:18 PM EST

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.

Aug 19, 2019 2:34 PM EST

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