NAPA, Calif. — As the play unfolded in front of him last Saturday, Karl Josephread the hole opening on the right side of the line and did not hesitate. The Oakland Raiders second-year strong safety saw David Johnson make a cut and Joseph planted his foot and made a beeline for the Arizona Cardinals running back.

With a 10-yard running start, the 5-foot-10, 205-pound Joseph absolutely thumped the 6-1, 224-pound Johnson on the third play of the game. A stunned Johnson appeared to be checked on by an official after he got up.

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