PLinval Joseph DL MIN 4 months ago

Joseph (foot) will have toe surgery during the offseason, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports

Competitive Edge Analysis

This shouldn't come as any surprise, given that Joseph dealt with a foot injury throughout the entire second half of the season. He missed Weeks 12-16, but with 56 tackles in just 12 games, Joseph cemented his reputation as one of the league's better run-stopping interior linemen. He only has 12.5 sacks in 81 career games.

PLinval Joseph DL MIN 4 months ago

Joseph (foot) is listed as active Sunday versus the Seahawks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Absent from four of the last five regular season games due to a foot injury, Joseph may not be able to uphold his standard snap count from the first portion of the season. Even if he bucks recent trends, though, he only posted 56 tackles (42 solo), including a half sack, and one forced fumble when active.

PLinval Joseph DL MIN 4 months ago

Joseph (foot) is considered probable for Sunday's playoff game versus Seattle.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Joseph has dealt with a foot injury for the past month or so, causing him to play some weeks and miss others, but he's expected to play Sunday following a full practice to finish the week.

PLinval Joseph DL MIN 4 months ago

Joseph (foot) was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and is probable for Sunday's wild-card game, Mark Craig of the Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Joseph has missed four of the five last games due to a toe injury, but was able to get through practice Wednesday with no swelling or any other problems. Head coach Mike Zimmer said, "I think he'll be good to go." An official decision will likely be made after practice on Friday at the earliest.

PLinval Joseph DL MIN 4 months ago

Joseph (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

One of the league's better run-stuffing defensive tackles, Joseph has been bothered by a foot injury since at least mid-November. Although his absence is good news for Green Bay's Eddie Lacy, the Minnesota defense is otherwise in good health.

PLinval Joseph DL MIN 4 months ago

Joseph (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Joseph played in Week 16 against the Giants after missing the previous three games due to his foot injury. Although no setback was reported, his inability to practice all week suggests that he aggravated his foot during the game.

PLinval Joseph DL MIN 4 months ago

Joseph (foot) is listed as active Sunday versus the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Joseph has missed the last three contests, but after building up to a full practice session Friday, he'll serve his normal spot as one of the Vikings' starting defensive tackles. Outside of 54 tackles (41 solo) in 11 games, he's only contributed one forced fumble and a half sack.

PLinval Joseph DL MIN 4 months ago

Joseph (foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Joseph is set to return to action in Week 16 after missing the last three games. The Vikings' run defense did not fall off in Joseph's absence, but his return should only help make the unit more stout.

PLinval Joseph DL MIN 4 months ago

Joseph (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Joseph was able to log limited practices Thursday and Friday, but it ultimately wasn't enough for the defensive tackle to return to action. With Joseph missing his third straight game, Tom Johnson figures to assume a starting role and attempt to stuff the run against the two-pronged attack of Matt Forte and Jeremy Langford.

PLinval Joseph DL MIN 4 months ago

Joseph (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Joseph returned as a limited participant in practice this week, putting him in contention to play for the first time since Week 12 this Sunday. The Vikings' defense front has certainly missed Joseph's presence, but his status probably won't ultimately be known until closer to Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.