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Arizona Cardinals sign Johnathan Joseph after release from Tennessee Titans

Cardinals, Johnathan Joseph

Just two days after being released by the Tennessee Titans, veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph has already joined a new team. This comes in the form of the Arizona Cardinals, who were quick to pounce on the former first round pick from the waiver wire.

Mark Berman of Fox broke the news.

Joseph signed with the Titans in August, and it was believed that it had a lot to do with his familiarity with coach Mike Vrabel’s schemes. He had some relatively good showings for the team throughout the season, but Joseph also had a number of forgettable moments. The most telling of which was the 36-year-old’s performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8, as his coverage was absolutely exposed by their opponents. He gave up eight completions, which led to 92 yards and one touchdown. This likely served as the final straw on Joseph, who was subsequently released by the Titans.

The Cardinals expect Joseph to immediately provide added help. While it has not been ruled out that he might be signing with the practice squad first, the fact that the team quickly plucked him off waivers should be an indication that he will be part of the active roster. Despite his up-and-down season with the Titans, the Cardinals believe that Joseph could provide some answers in terms of their problems at cornerback.

It is worth noting that Johnathan Joseph, the 24th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, won’t be eligible to play for the Cardinals in their Week 9 matchup against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday. He should be able to suit up for his new squad after that.