Linval Joseph DL MIN 17 Days

Joseph (calf) is expected to return by the start of the regular season, 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 18 Days

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 2 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.

Linval Joseph DL MIN 3 Months

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.

Linval Joseph DL MIN 6 Months

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 6 Months

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 6 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 6 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 7 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.