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95 Linval Joseph DT

Los Angeles Chargers

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March 18, 2020 04:32 PM
Chargers' Linval Joseph: Headed to Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 13, 2020 06:48 PM
Linval Joseph: Let go by Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings have terminated Joseph's contract, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The team also terminated the contract of Xavier Rhodes on Friday, with the moves combining to free up more than $18.5 million worth of salary cap room. Joseph, who had signed a five-year, $50 million extension with Minnesota in 2017, is coming off a 2019 campaign in which he recorded 44 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble in 13 games. The 31-year-old defensive tackle is a two-time Pro Bowler.

January 16, 2020 01:20 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Finishes 2019 with three sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 9, 2020 05:16 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (knee) does not carry an injury designation for Saturday's NFC divisional-round game against the 49ers.

Joseph was a full participant in Thursday's practice. The veteran defensive tackle is set to draw his usual start in San Francisco on Saturday. He'll look to break a sack drought that dates back to Week 9 of the regular season.

January 7, 2020 06:20 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Sits out walkthrough
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (knee) didn't participate in Tuesday's walkthrough practice.

Joseph had knee surgery in November and missed a pair of games, and it's unclear if this is related. The 31-year-old defensive tackle logged a 66-percent snap share in the wild-card win against New Orleans, and he'll have two more practices to get back on the field ahead of Saturday's divisional-round clash against the 49ers.

December 12, 2019 04:28 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Upgrades to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 11, 2019 07:20 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 6, 2019 01:56 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Ready for Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 6, 2019 03:56 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Upgraded to limited participation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Joseph didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, so he is trending in the right direction. He missed two games earlier in the season after undergoing surgery, but he was able to return to the field in Week 13. That said, unless Joseph has suffered a setback, he'll likely be active for the team's Week 14 contest against the Lions.

December 4, 2019 08:48 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Back on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

Joseph beat the odds to suit up in this past Monday's loss to the Seahawks, so it's not surprising that he's taking it easy during the practice week. As long as the 31-year-old defensive end can practice by Friday, he should be good to go Sunday against the Lions.

December 2, 2019 07:16 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Given clearance for MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (knee) is officially active for Monday night's game against Seattle.

Despite undergoing meniscus surgery in Week 10, Joseph will make his return to the field following just a two-game absence. Now healthy, Joseph is expected to draw the start at one of the interior defensive line positions.

November 30, 2019 05:44 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Could play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (knee) is questionable for Monday's game against the Seahawks.

The intimidating nose tackle underwent meniscus surgery in Week 10 and appears on track to make his return after just a two-game absence following a full participation in practice Saturday.

November 27, 2019 03:00 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Back on practice field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Joseph underwent surgery to trim the meniscus in his knee ahead of Week 10's bout against the Cowboys, and he was tagged with a four-week recovery timeline. The veteran defensive tackle appears to be ahead of schedule, as Monday's matchup against the Seahawks will mark three weeks since the procedure. The Vikings will keep an eye on his practice status as the week progresses. If he's able to play, Joseph will be a valuable addition against the Seahawks' run-heavy offense.

November 15, 2019 02:40 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Ruled out versus Broncos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Joseph underwent surgery to trim the meniscus in his knee prior to Week 10's win over the Cowboys, so his absence versus Denver was essentially expected. With a bye week around the corner, the veteran defensive tackle's next chance to retake the field will come Dec. 2 against the Seahawks.

November 14, 2019 12:12 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (knee) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Joseph went under the knife this past weekend to trim the meniscus in his knee and he missed Week 10's win over the Cowboys. The 31-year-old defensive tackle hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Broncos but he's trending toward an absence. That may benefit his recovery, too, since the Vikings have a Week 12 bye, meaning he could return Dec. 2 against the Seahawks.

November 11, 2019 01:00 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Recovering from knee surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph underwent surgery to trim the meniscus in his knee prior to Sunday's 28-24 win over the Cowboys, Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune report.

Joseph suffered a knee injury during Week 7's win over the Lions, but he managed to play and practice through the issue until last Thursday. The 31-year-old is likely to remain sidelined through at least the Vikings' bye in Week 12, so his earliest chance to retake the field could come Dec. 2 versus the Seahawks. Expect Jaleel Johnson to play increased snaps on defense as long as Joseph is unable to go.

November 8, 2019 02:00 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Ruled out versus Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Cowboys.

Joseph picked up a knee injury during Thursday's practice, and he'll be required to miss at least Week 10 as a result. The severity of the starting defensive tackle's issue remains undisclosed. Expect Jaleel Johnson to play an expanded role on defense as long as Joseph is unable to go.

November 7, 2019 05:04 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Can't practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph did not practice Thursday due to a knee injury, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Joseph was able to practice without limitations Wednesday, so his knee issue appears to have been sustained during Thursday's session. He was spotted limping in the locker room. Coach Mike Zimmer should disclose some details about Joseph's situation after the Vikings submit Thursday's second practice report of the week.

October 25, 2019 01:00 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Returns to sack column
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph had three tackles (two solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Thursday's win against the Redskins.

Joseph played 30 of 43 defensive snaps and delivered a strip-sack in the second quarter to setup a field goal for the Vikings. The 31-year-old has 27 tackles (16 solo) and three sacks in eight games this season.

October 22, 2019 08:16 PM
Vikings' Linval Joseph: Clear of knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph (knee) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice.

Joseph was estimated to be a non-participant on Monday's injury report but his full practice Tuesday puts him on track to play Thursday. The 31-year-old figures to play his usual starting role at defensive tackle against the Redskins.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020LAC00000000000
2019MIN1313442618300000
2018MIN1515593623100010
2017MIN16166739283.500000
2016MIN1616773740400000
2015MIN12125542130.500001
2014MIN1616482919300001
2013NYG1515593326300000
2012NYG1616593326400000
2011NYG1615493415200004
2010NYG60862000000
Total141134525 315.0210 24.000-12716
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/329
Birthdate:
10/10/1988
Age:
31
Hometown:
St. Croix, Virgin Islands
School:
East Carolina
NFL Experience:
11
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