Joseph originally was signed to a two-year contract by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent on April 23, 1999. His collegiate resume includes the University of Oklahoma record for career tackles by a defensive back.
He subsequently was released following the Saints' second preseason game in 1999, and was out of football in 2000. The 25-year-old Nassau, Okla., native signed on with the Packers February 12, 2001. He later was allocated by Green Bay to the Amsterdam Admirals for the 2001 NFL Europe League season but did not play for the Admirals after being placed on injured reserve for a shoulder injury. He also was out of football for the 2001 NFL season.
Joseph, who has been assigned jersey number 38, joined the Packers on the practice field Tuesday afternoon.