Redskins take no immediate action against Joe Joseph

The Redskins apparently have decided not to take immediate disciplinary action against rookie defensive lineman Joe Joseph, who was arrested early Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan declined to discuss the matter Monday until he had a chance to meet with Joseph. The team issued a statement Tuesday evening.

"We have talked with Joe and he is very remorseful for what happened and the embarrassment he caused himself, his family and the organization," the statement read. "We will let the legal system run its course and withhold further comment until the matter is resolved."

Joseph is listed as the team's second-string right defensive end, behind Vonnie Holliday, according to the depth chart released each week to the media. Joseph, a University of Miami product who went undrafted last spring, was signed to the team's 53-man roster last Saturday and made his NFL debut last Sunday at Jacksonville.

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