Linval Joseph DL MIN 11 Days
Joseph had a sack, five total tackles and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's win at St. Louis.
Joseph was shot in the leg by a stray bullet fired in a Minneapolis night club Aug. 8, but his injury was luckily minor and he looked at full strength. It looks like he'll contribute in the pass rush as well as being a stout defender against the run.
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Joseph (calf) is not on the Week 1 injury report.
After signing a five-year, $31.5 million deal with Minnesota in the offseason, Joseph should serve as Minnesota's top defensive tackle going forward. If Sharrif Floyd shows progress in his second season, the Vikings could have a strong interior line.
Linval Joseph DL MIN 17 Days
Joseph (calf) returned to practice Monday, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.
Joseph was shot in the leg by a stray bullet fired in a Minneapolis night club Aug. 8, but his injury was luckily minor. It looks like he'll be able to play this week against St. Louis.
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Joseph (calf) is expected to return by the start of the regular season, NFL.com reports.
Joseph was shot in the leg by a stray bullet fired in a Minneapolis night club early Saturday morning. An innocent bystander, Joseph's injury was thankfully only a minor one and he was released from the hospital later on Saturday. Nonetheless, Joseph is expected to miss up to two weeks, but should be fine for Week 1. The first-year Viking's 59 tackles ranked fourth among all interior defensive linemen last season, while the same amount of stops saw Joseph lead his position in tackles during the 2012 campaign.
Linval Joseph DL MIN 1 Month
Joseph was shot in the calf at a nightclub on Friday night, but the Vikings relayed that he's OK, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.
Joseph was apparently a bystander, but the development could result in little to no action before the regular season kicks off. Over the last three seasons, he's averaged 55.7 tackles, three sacks, and one fumble recovery per year.
Linval Joseph DL MIN 2 Months
Vikings NT Linval Joseph (shoulder) is expected to be ready for training camp.
Joseph underwent shoulder surgery in March and was held out of minicamp for precautionary reasons. He remains on track to be cleared for the start of camp. Joseph will start at nose tackle in Mike Zimmer's 4-3, with Sharrif Floyd getting the majority of snaps at the three-technique spot.
Linval Joseph DL MIN 3 Months
Vikings DT Linval Joseph is sitting out mandatory minicamp as he recovers from right-shoulder surgery.
Joseph underwent the operation prior to signing a five-year, $31.5 million deal in March. The team had previously said he was sitting out after undergoing a "procedure." The fact that the Vikes were willing to make such a large financial commitment to Joseph is an obvious sign they aren't concerned. Joseph should be ready for the beginning of camp.
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Vikings DT Linval Joseph is limited in OTAs as he recovers from a "procedure."
For whatever reason, the Vikings think concealing what body part Joseph had operated on provides a competitive advantage. According to coach Mike Zimmer, Joseph will be "full go soon." Joseph is starting opposite Sharrif Floyd in Minnesota.
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Vikings agreed to terms with DT Linval Joseph, formerly of the Giants.
Joseph, 25, started 46-of-48 games for the Giants the past three seasons and racked up nine sacks while averaging 55 tackles per year. He's equally strong against the run and as a pass rusher. With Kevin Williams, Fred Evans, and Letroy Guion all free agents, the Vikings were starving for a starter to plug in next to Sharrif Floyd. Joseph was considered a priority for the Giants.
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The Giants are likely to be priced out of free agent Linval Joseph's market if he is allowed to reach free agency.
Joseph's cost will likely be too high for a Giants team with a ton of holes to fill. Joseph is only 25-year-old and had an outstanding contract season in 2013. He could command $6 million annually in free agency.