Another addition has been made to the Buffalo Bills’ defensive line. Daniel Joseph, a former defensive end for North Carolina State, joined the organization as a rookie undrafted free agency after attending the rookie minicamp last week on a tryout basis.
On Instagram, Joseph shared a snapshot of himself signing a document. His college career began at Penn State when he redshirted in 2016. He is a native of Brampton, Ontario.
Over the course of the following three seasons, Joseph participated in 32 games for the Nittany Lions, recording 29 tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. In January 2020, he joined the transfer portal and arrived at North Carolina State.
In 2020, he started eight games and had 6.5 sacks, which led the Wolfpack. He had 37 total tackles, including 10 for a loss.
As a result of the Covid-19 epidemic, the NCAA extended athletes’ eligibility by one year, so Joseph played in his sixth college season in 2021. He finished with 46 tackles, including nine for loss and five sacks.
Joseph tested poorly at NC State’s pro day—running a reported 5.08-second 40-yard sprint and measuring a 29-inch vertical leap—may have contributed to his lack of draft ability.
The B.C. Lions selected 6-foot-2, 261-pound Joseph with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 Canadian Football League draft, but he decided to stay at NC State for one more year. The Bills currently have 89 players on their roster, one fewer than the 90-man cap, due to the signing.