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Monster NT Linval Joseph misses first game since joining Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are missing one of the most integral parts to their defensive dominance in Week 13, as nose tackle Linval Joseph was declared inactive for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks with a foot injury.This is the first game Joseph has missed since signing with the Vikings during the 2014 offseason. He battled through a couple minor injuries in his first season...
Via Fox Sports
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Linval Joseph officially ruled out against Seahawks

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Seattle with a foot injury.Joseph was unable to practice this week, meaning the Vikings will be without their best run stopper for what is expected to be a physical game against the Seahawks. Safety Andrew Sendejo will also miss the game with a knee injury.Joseph declined...
Via Associated Press
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings could be without Linval Joseph for tough battle in trenches

The Minnesota Vikings are fielding one of the NFL's finest defensive units, thanks in large part to the efforts of Linval Joseph at nose tackle. The whopping 329-pounder has plugged up the middle and anchored the entire defense with his superhuman strength.However, Joseph is dealing with a foot injury heading into Week 13 and may miss Minnesota's clash with the Seattle Seahawks on...
Via Fox Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings return to find ‘Beat Green Bay’ shirts in their lockers

The Minnesota Vikings arrived home Monday after a road win against Oakland to find a nice gift waiting for them in their locker room. After assuming the lead in the NFC North with a record of 7-2 — the next opponent being the Green Bay Packers, who are one game behind at 6-3 — nothing was more appropriate than for the guys to come home to new black shirts with an NFC logo and...
Via Sportsnaut
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings DT Linval Joseph wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph is finally garnering the national attention he deserves.Joseph's efforts during Minnesota's 21-18, overtime win against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday were key to slowing down rookie running back Todd Gurley. The 329-pound lineman finished the day tied with linebacker Chad Greenway for the team lead with 10 tackles (seven solo). Three...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact in 2015 | #8 Linval Joseph

#8 | Linval Joseph Joseph was brought in last season as the big Vikings’ offseason acquistion.  His play was adequate, though his number of tackles dropped a bit from his last few seasons.  The Vikings will need him to step up his game in 2015 and will rely on him mto shut down their opponents running game. Why Joesph’s Performance is so Important The Minnesota Vikings...
Via DraftSeason
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Joseph looks how 'a nose tackle's supposed to look'

MANKATO, Minn. -- A mountain of a man at 6-foot-4 and 323 pounds, Linval Joseph is an imposing figure whether in pads or not for the Minnesota Vikings. The first day of training camp, Joseph participated in team drills -- minus pads -- for the first time since signing a five-year, $31.25 million contract on the first day of free agency. Minnesota's priority free-agent signing, Joseph...
Via Fox Sports North
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Grading the free agency moves

The Vikings have been content with signing low budget free agents this off-season. It’s surprising that Minnesota did not agree to terms with one superstar to help bolster a team that is in desperate need of some leadership. Linval Joseph, Captain Munnerlyn, Derek Cox, Tom Johnson and Corey Wooten are going to be some new faces on defense, while Vladamir Ducasse will be a new face...
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings sign DT Linval Joseph

Linval Joseph, a 2nd round pick, has been a 3-year starter with the Giants from 2011-2013, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 21st ranked defensive tackle in each of the last 2 seasons. Only 5 other players have graded out higher than him in both seasons (Gerald McCoy, Ndamukong Suh, Jurrell Casey, Geno Atkins, Marcell Dareus). Joseph is better against the run than he is rushing...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants May Have A Tough Time Keeping DT Linval Joseph

Dave Hutchinson of the Neward Star-Ledger believes that Giants DT Linval Joseph could command as much as $35-40 million on the open market this offseason. Losing Joseph could be a huge loss for the Giants defense given that he’s in the prime of his career and clearly their best interior defensive lineman. According to Hutchinson, New York believes that second-year pro Johnathan...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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