Linval Joseph

#98 DL / Minnesota Vikings / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 329 lb Age: 27 College: East Carolina Bye 5,19,20,21

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    Vikings' Linval Joseph: Will have toe surgery

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

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    Vikings' Linval Joseph: Active Sunday

    Joseph (foot) is listed as active Sunday versus the Seahawks. 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 he bucks recent trends, though, he only posted 56 tackles (42 solo), including a half sack, and one forced fumble when active.

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    Vikings' Linval Joseph: Full practice Friday

    Joseph (foot) is considered probable for Sunday's playoff game versus Seattle. Joseph has dealt with a foot injury for the past month or so, causing him to play some weeks and miss others, but he's expected to play Sunday following a full practice to finish the week.

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    Vikings' Linval Joseph: Participates in practice Wednesday

    Joseph (foot) was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and is probable for Sunday's wild-card game, Mark Craig of the Star Tribune reports. Joseph has missed four of the five last games due to a toe injury, but was able to get through practice Wednesday with no swelling or any other problems. Head coach Mike Zimmer said, "I think he'll be good to go." An official decision will likely be made after practice on Friday at the earliest.

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    Vikings' Linval Joseph: Inactive for regular-season finale

    Joseph (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers. One of the league's better run-stuffing defensive tackles, Joseph has been bothered by a foot injury since at least mid-November. Although his absence is good news for Green Bay's Eddie Lacy, the Minnesota defense is otherwise in good health.

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    Vikings' Linval Joseph: Not expected to play

    Joseph (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Packers. Joseph played in Week 16 against the Giants after missing the previous three games due to his foot injury. Although no setback was reported, his inability to practice all week suggests that he aggravated his foot during the game.

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    Vikings' Linval Joseph: Active Sunday

    Joseph (foot) is listed as active Sunday versus the Giants. Joseph has missed the last three contests, but after building up to a full practice session Friday, he'll serve his normal spot as one of the Vikings' starting defensive tackles. Outside of 54 tackles (41 solo) in 11 games, he's only contributed one forced fumble and a half sack.

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    Vikings' Linval Joseph: Set for Week 16 return

    Joseph (foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Giants. Joseph is set to return to action in Week 16 after missing the last three games. The Vikings' run defense did not fall off in Joseph's absence, but his return should only help make the unit more stout.

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    Vikings' Linval Joseph: Out Sunday

    Joseph (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Joseph was able to log limited practices Thursday and Friday, but it ultimately wasn't enough for the defensive tackle to return to action. With Joseph missing his third straight game, Tom Johnson figures to assume a starting role and attempt to stuff the run against the two-pronged attack of Matt Forte and Jeremy Langford.

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    Vikings' Linval Joseph: Questionable to return

    Joseph (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. Joseph returned as a limited participant in practice this week, putting him in contention to play for the first time since Week 12 this Sunday. The Vikings' defense front has certainly missed Joseph's presence, but his status probably won't ultimately be known until closer to Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.

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