6'1'' / 203 lbs
Four picks as rookie
Joseph tallied 83 tackles, eight pass breakups, four interceptions and two forced fumbles over 17 games in 2022.
Detroit's defense took a big hit after losing safety Tracy Walker (Achilles) in Week 3, but Joseph was largely successful in filling in for the veteran. Not only did the rookie manage to become the first player to ever pick off Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers three times in a year, Joseph simultaneously showed plenty of upside as an IDP asset -- starting with his 10-tackle, two-interception performance against Green Bay in Week 9. However, with Walker set to return in 2023, it is not clear as to whether Joseph will continue to handle the role that allowed him to post these kinds of stats.
Weekly Stats 2022Stats not available
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022
Clear of injury desigation
Joseph (back) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bears, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Joseph was unable to practice Wednesday due to the back injury, but he improved enough over the past couple days to avoid an injury designation. The rookie third-round pick has 74 tackles (46 solo), three interceptions and two forced fumbles this season.
Upgrades to limited activity
Joseph (back) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, per the team's official site.
Joseph missed Wednesday's session entirely as a result of a back issue, but his upgrade to limited activity Thursday is an encouraging sign regarding his Week 17 availability. Considering that the rookie was able to play every defensive snap for Detroit in Week 16, expect him to practice without limitations Friday and eventually start at safety against the Bears on New Year's Day.