The Chargers agreed Wednesday with Joseph on a two-year, $17 million contract that includes another $2 million in incentives, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. The two-time Pro Bowler logged 44 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble in 13 games for the Vikings in 2019. The 31-year-old Joseph will provide the Chargers' defensive line with a nice boost at nose tackle.
Joseph recorded eight tackles (five solo) during Saturday's 27-10 divisional-round loss to San Francisco. After concluding the regular season with 44 tackles (26 solo), three sacks and one forced fumble across 13 contests, Joseph added 10 more stops to his ledger between Minnesota's two playoff games. Joseph has been a stalwart along the defensive line for Minnesota since 2014, and with three years remaining on his contract, he's in line to fill a starting role again in 2020. The consistent double teams that Joseph faces limits his upside as a pass rusher, but his floor as a run stopper gives him some IDP value.
Joseph (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. Joseph kicked off the week as a limited participant in practice due to a knee injury, but he's now resumed operating without restrictions. The veteran defensive tackle is on track to draw his usual start against the Chargers on Sunday.
Joseph (knee) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday. Joseph has been hampered by a knee injury since Week 10, so his limited participation Wednesday comes as no surprise. He managed to play through the issue in Week 14 against the Lions, compiling four tackles (three solo) in the process.
Joseph (knee) is clear of the injury report for Sunday's game against the Lions. Joseph began the week not practicing but was able to retake the field Thursday and Friday. The 31-year-old returned from a two-game absence and had five tackles while playing 71 percent of defensive snaps during the Week 13 loss to Seattle.
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