Linval Joseph DL MIN 1 Month

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.

Linval Joseph DL MIN 1 Month

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.

Linval Joseph DL MIN 2 Months

ESPN's Dan Graziano believes it's becoming "more and more evident" that free agent DT Linval Joseph is "determined to hit the market."

Graziano considers Joseph more likely than Hakeem Nicks to be re-signed by the Giants, but ultimately both could leave. Joseph is only 25 years old and returning from an outstanding contract season. He's not going to be cheap.

Linval Joseph DL MIN 2 Months

Free agent DT Linval Joseph reiterated that he wants to be back with the Giants next season.

Joseph is one of the top defensive tackles available and would likely need to accept a team-friendly deal to return. Entering his age 26 season, he could command $6 million annually on a new contract. The Giants would be left with just Cullen Jenkins, Johnathan Hankins, and Markus Kuhn if they fail to re-sign Joseph. DT Mike Patterson is also an impending free agent.

Linval Joseph DL MIN 3 Months

The Newark Star-Ledger thinks impending free agent DT Linval Joseph may have to take a team-friendly deal to return to the Giants.

Joseph made it clear he wants to re-sign with the Giants, but at 25 years old and coming off three solid seasons he's likely going to go to the highest bidder. The Giants have never really paid defensive tackles much coin in the past, and the Star-Ledger puts Joseph's chances of returning at 40 percent. Joseph will likely be seeking somewhere near $6 million annually on his next deal.

Linval Joseph DL MIN 3 Months

The Newark Star-Ledger believes Giants impending free agent DT Linval Joseph could command $35-40 million on a new contract.

Joseph is just 25 years old and is coming off a third consecutive strong season. He's started 46 of the Giants' past 48 games and has nine sacks over that span. Joseph is also a quality run-stuffing defensive tackle at 6-foot-4, 323. He's our No. 2 free-agent defensive tackle, behind Chicago's Henry Melton and ahead of Green Bay's B.J. Raji. The Giants will likely prioritize Joseph.

Linval Joseph DL MIN 6 Months

Giants DT Linval Joseph (ankle, knee) is listed as out for Week 5 against the Eagles.

The G-Men are incredibly banged up entering Sunday's bout with Philly's No. 1 rushing offense. Fellow DT Cullen Jenkins (Achilles, knee) is listed as questionable, and New York is without three key members of its secondary.

Linval Joseph DL MIN 7 Months

ESPN New York expects the Giants to prioritize re-signing DT Linval Joseph.

It's a bad sign when you're already discussing next year's free agency plans three weeks into the season. The Giants have a few big-name players operating on expiring contracts. Hakeem Nicks and Justin Tuck are the main two. However, Nicks and Tuck haven't played well during the Giants' 0-3 start. Joseph is only 24 years old. He's above average against the run and as a pass rusher.

Linval Joseph DL MIN Feb 24 '12

Giants DT Linval Joseph required post-season ankle surgery.

Coach Tom Coughlin downplayed the procedure, suggesting Joseph will be "fine." The one unsung member of the Giants' stout front four, Joseph came up big in the playoffs, pushing the pocket and plugging the middle in the run game.

Linval Joseph DL MIN Jul 30 '11

Linval Joseph is working as the new starting nose tackle at Giants training camp.

He'll open the season there. The 46th pick in last year's draft, Joseph is Barry Cofield's replacement at nose tackle. Joseph only played 60 snaps in his rookie season, so he's going from non-factor to starter without being eased in. Still, Joseph has loads of talent and was a star in 2010 training camp. The Giants' run defense projects as an easy top-ten unit in 2011.