This is a 2022 photo of Joseph Ossai of the Cincinnati Bengals NFL football team. This image reflects the Cincinnati Bengals active roster as of Wednesday, June 15, 2022 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Joseph Ossai



Experience: 3 years

Height: 6-4

Weight: 263 lbs

College: Texas


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A 2021 third-round draft pick, Ossai suffered a season-ending knee injury in preseason of his rookie year, but returned to play in all 16 regular-season and all three postseason games for the Bengals in '22 ... A long and athletic pass-rusher, he totaled 17 tackles, with 3.5 sacks, one PD and two FRs as a reserve defensive end ... Scored Cincinnati's only defensive TD of the season in Week 18 vs. Baltimore, when he pounced on a fumble forced by DE Trey Hendrickson in the Ravens' end zone in the final minute of the first half ... Saw action on 335 defensive snaps ... Chose to forgo final season of college eligibility to enter 2021 NFL Draft, after spending three years ('18-20) at the University of Texas ... Born in Nigeria (Ketu Ijanikin, Lagos); his family moved to the United States when he was 10 ... First saw game of football at age 10, after arriving in U.S.