ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) First-round draft pick Karl Joseph's debut on defense is coming three weeks later than he had hoped and maybe a few weeks earlier than the Raiders planned.
With Oakland's pass defense still stinging after back-to-back thumpings by Drew Brees and Matt Ryan, coach Jack Del Rio is open to seeing what Joseph can do.
"I'm excited to see him play," Del Rio said Friday. "I know he's excited to get a chance to play. We plan on playing him. He's had a really good week of practice. I feel like we've had a good solid week of preparation and we're excited to go play."