Linval Joseph
DL MIN (9)
3 weeks ago

Joseph upped his season sack to total to 2.5 in Sunday's 33-16 win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Joseph had two solo tackles in the victory and played 36 of 59 defensive snaps. The Vikings defense will take on Kirk Cousins and the Redskins following their Week 9 bye.

Linval Joseph
DL MIN (9)
1 month ago

Joseph brought his season sack total to 1.5 with a half-sack in Sunday's victory over the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Joseph also recorded four tackles (three solo) in the contest. The defensive tackle was on the field for 59 defensive snaps (59.0 percent). He will look to stay active in the Vikings' Week 7 matchup against Ravens.

Linval Joseph
DL MIN (9)
2 months ago

Joseph had nine tackles (six solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

The sack is Joseph's first of the season and he also managed to double his tackling output Sunday. The veteran nose tackle remains a reliable anchor on the Vikings' defensive line, but don't expect the high tackle total to be a weekly theme.

Linval Joseph
DL MIN (9)
2 months ago

Joseph had three total tackles in Monday's win over the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

He started at nose tackle and played 35 of 62 snaps on defense. He remains an elite force against the run, but has 16.5 sacks in 97 career games, however, so his IDP value is limited.

Linval Joseph
DL MIN (9)
3 months ago

Joseph signed a four-year, $50 million contract extension with the Vikings on Saturday, ESPN's Kevin Seifert reports.

EDGE Analysis

Joseph will make $31.5 million in guaranteed money. Coming off a career year in which the 2010 second-rounder racked up 77 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles, Joseph is now set to stay in Minnesota through the 2022 season.

Linval Joseph
DL MIN (9)
1 year ago

Joseph (shoulder) will play Sunday against Washington, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Joseph was sidelined the majority of practice this week but will take the field Sunday despite his shoulder aliment. The Vikings may limit the defensive tackle's reps, in which case Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen are likely to see increased playing time.

Linval Joseph
DL MIN (9)
1 year ago

Joseph (shoulder) is questionable to play Sunday against the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Joseph didn't practice Wednesday nor Thursday, but returned in limited fashion Friday. If he doesn't play, only Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen remain as the Vikings' lone, healthy defensive tackles.

Linval Joseph
DL MIN (9)
1 year ago

Joseph had five tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's win at Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Joseph played 40 of 67 snaps on defense and showed his offseason toe surgery isn't a worry.

Linval Joseph
DL MIN (9)
2 years ago

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

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.

Linval Joseph
DL MIN (9)
2 years ago

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

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.