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98 Linval Joseph DT
Height/Weight: 6-4/323 | Birthdate: 10/10/1988 | Birthplace: St. Croix, Virgin Islands | Team: Minnesota | College: East Carolina | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 12/9
MIN
 
Projections
matchupTklSckFFFumRecPassDefINTTDSafety
Week 2 (NE) - Average2.70.40.10.10.00.000.0
Week 2 (NE) - Dave Richard00000000
Week 2 (NE) - Jamey Eisenberg00000000
2014 Season - Average30.03.01.01.00.5000
2014 Season - Dave Richard273110000
2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg333111000
 
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
271.0000
 
 
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DateTradedTraded For
10/02/2013Cliff Avril, DE SEA
Linval Joseph, DT MIN
 
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At least four Vikings expected to miss game Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/18/14) The Vikings are expected to be without defensive tackle Linval Joseph, linebacker Gerald Hodges, cornerback Jabari Price and tight end Chase Ford in Saturday's preseason game, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Joseph is recovering from a calf injury after being grazed by a bullet as an innocent bystander. Hodges has a knee injury, while Price is dealing with an undisclosed injury. Ford remains on the PUP list while recovering from a broken foot, but he's getting close to returning to practice.

Vikings sit five in Week 2 of preseason
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/14) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not play in Saturday's preseason game as expected, and the team has announced that the following players will not dress: cornerback Josh Robinson, defensive back Robert Blanton, tight end Chase Ford and defensive tackle Linval Joseph.
Linval Joseph could play in games in two weeks
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/9/14) Vikings defensive lineman Linval Joseph will return to training camp Sunday, after he was hit by a stray bullet during a shooting Friday.

Joseph suffered a minor injury when he was struck in the calf by a bullet in downtown Minneapolis, but is not expected to miss much time. According to ESPN.com, Joseph could return to action in the next two weeks

Linval Joseph OK after hit in calf during shooting
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/9/14) Vikings defensive lineman Linval Joseph was hit in the calf in a shooting following Friday's preseason game, the team announced Saturday.

According to a release from the team, Joseph was an innocent bystander to a shooting that took place in downtown Minneapolis, and was struck in the calf by a stray bullet. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a minor injury, and is expected to return to the team this week. 

Linval Joseph recovering from shoulder surgery
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/17/14) Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph is not participating in the team's mandatory minicamp as he recovers from January shoulder surgery. Joseph told ESPN.com that the team knew about the surgery when it signed him to a five-year, $31.5 million contract in March.

Joseph was able to do individual drills during OTAs and said he's picking up the defensive scheme. "I feel like I'm not too far behind," he told the website. "I'm just waiting until the start of training camp, to show what I can do."

 
 
Game Log
SeptemberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
9/8@DALL 31-36Yes2240.5000001000
9/15DENL 23-41Yes1340000000000
9/22@CARL 0-38Yes5380000000000
9/29@KCL 7-31Yes3030000000000
Total  411.08190.5000001000
OctoberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
10/6PHIL 21-36NoDid Not Play
10/10@CHIL 21-27Yes1120000000000
10/21MINW 23-7Yes0110000000000
10/27@PHIW 15-7Yes4041.0000000000
Total  35.0271000000000
NovemberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
11/10OAKW 24-20Yes5160000000000
11/17GBW 27-13Yes0220000000000
11/24DALL 21-24Yes1230.5000000000
Total  36.05110.5000000000
DecemberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
12/1@WASW 24-17Yes2240000000000
12/8@SDL 14-37Yes4150000000000
12/15SEAL 0-23Yes1451.0000000000
12/22@DETW 23-20Yes2240000000000
12/29WASW 20-6Yes2240000000100
Yearly TotalTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
  1533.026593000001100
 
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010New York Giants686.020000.0000
2011New York Giants164934.0152000.0004
2012New York Giants165933.0264000.0000
2013New York Giants155933.0263000.0000
2014Minnesota Vikings275.021000.0000
TOTAL55182111.07110000.0004
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010New York Giants600000000
2011New York Giants1600000000
2012New York Giants16001021620
2013New York Giants1500101010
2014Minnesota Vikings200000000
TOTAL55002031630
 
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