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Greg Joseph aims to stick around long-term as kicker for the Titans

6/29/2020 11:30:25 AM
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At the time Greg Joseph joined the Titans, they had already been through four kickers, and Joseph was moving into a hotel room in a city he'd never been to in his life. He was also faced with learning a bunch of new teammates and coaches, knowing there was a chance he'd kick in just two regular season games before packing his bags and returning home for the offseason, Jim Wyatt of reports.

Joseph ended up making every kick he attempted, he moved from the hotel room and into a teammate's basement, he quickly developed chemistry with the team's specialists, and he played in three playoff games, including the AFC Championship Game.

Joseph, well, got a kick out of it all.

"It was a heck of a ride," he said.

Now, Joseph plans to do everything in his power to stick around long-term.

"When the season ended, they just kind of conveyed the message: We love what you did here," Joseph said. "And I told them: I want to be the guy. This is where I want to be, and I am going to bust my butt all offseason to make that happen."

After signing with the Titans on December 18th off of Carolina's practice squad, Joseph played in the team's final two regular season games in 2019 and made all nine of his extra point attempts. Joseph then appeared in all three of the team's postseason games, and he made good on his lone field goal attempt in the AFC Championship Game vs the Chiefs while connecting on all nine of his postseason extra point attempts.

In all, Joseph was a perfect 18-of-18 on PATs, in addition to his 30-yard field goal. Joseph also handled 25 kickoffs (with 11 touchbacks and 13 into the endzone) in the five pressure-packed games for the Titans.

Joseph, who played collegiately at Florida Atlantic, kicked in 14 games with the Cleveland Browns in 2018.

Prior to signing Joseph in December, kickers Ryan Succop, Cairo Santos, Cody Parkey, and Ryan Santoso all kicked for the Titans during the 2019 season.

"Greg definitely has the demeanor of a great kicker in the NFL," Titans punter/holder Brett Kern said of Joseph. "He's very level-headed. If he makes a kick, it is kind of the same reaction as when he misses one. He never gets really too high or too low or too hard on himself. I am excited for the opportunity that he has. He did great for us last year, especially coming in at the end of the when it is cold and not the easiest to kick the football. And he did great in our playoff games. He is a great guy and I am excited to be able to continue to work with him."

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