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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%: 6/4
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Vikings list lengthy injury report for Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) As expected, the Vikings have ruled tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) out for Week 7 at Buffalo. Other players ruled out on the final injury report were: linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring) and defensive end Corey Wootton (lower back).

Meanwhile, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (elbow, ankle) and linebacker Chad Greenway (hand, rib) were deemed questionable, while cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (ankle), wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (hip), tight end Chase Ford (foot), safety Harrison Smith (ankle) and linebacker Michael Mauti (illness) were officially ruled probable for Sunday.

Vikings should have their probables Week 4


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The Vikings will have a number of injured players active Week 4 against the Falcons.

Sharrif Floyd, Linval Joseph, Michael Mauti, Harrison Smith and Rodney Smith are all active for the game. Josh Robinson, who entered as questionable, will give it a go as well. 


Vikings have nine players injured players listed for Week 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) The Vikings have listed nine players on their final injury report leading up to a Week 4 home clash against the Falcons. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) and linebacker Chad Greenway were the only players not to participate in practice Friday. As expected, both were ruled out for Sunday.

The only player deemed questionable was cornerback Josh Robinson (hamstring), who was a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday leading up to the game. The following players were ruled probable: Defensive tackle Linval Joseph (shoulder), safety Harrison Smith (knee), linebacker Brandon Watts (knee), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (shoulder), linebacker Michael Mauti (foot) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring).


At least four Vikings expected to miss game Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) 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
(8/16/2014) 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
(8/9/2014) 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
(8/9/2014) 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
(6/17/2014) 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."


Vikings nab Linval Joseph


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/11/2014) Defensive tackle Linval Joseph landed with the Vikings on the first day of free agency, according to FOX Sports. Joseph has missed one game over the last three seasons with the Giants , tallying 167 total tackles, nine sacks and a pair of forced fumbles over that span. 

Linval Joseph too pricey for Giants to keep?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) The Giants want to re-sign defensive tackle Linval Joseph, but the impending free agent probably will be too expensive, reports The Star-Ledger. Joseph, 25, had 59 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery last season.

Second-year Giants defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins would play a much bigger role if Joseph leaves, the report added.


Jon Beason, Linval Joseph are tag options for G-Men


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Linebacker Jon Beason and defensive backle Linval Joseph are the Giants with the best chance of getting the franchise tag, reports ESPN.com. The team hopes to sign both to long-term deals, but could use the tag as a procedural move in the meantime.

The window for teams to use the tag is Feb. 17-March 3.


Giants defense deals with injuries in Week 6


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2013) The Giants are missing a handful of defensive contributors in Week 6 against the Bears Thursday, but five of eight players listed on the injury report from that side of the ball were able to play.

Defensive back Terrell Thomas (knee), defensive linemen Damontre Moore (hamstring) and Linval Joseph (ankle), and linebackers Mark Herzlich (toe) and Zak DeOssie (back) were all able to play through their injuries Thursday. 


Six Giants have good shot to play Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2013) The Giants listed six players as questionable or probable for Thursday's game in Chicago. They include defensive tackle Linval Joseph (ankle) and receiver Louis Murphy (ankle), who are questionable, and cornerback Terrell Thomas (knee), linebacker Mark Herzlich (toe) and long snapper Zak DeOssie (back), who are probable.

Giants' defense gets boost as Linval Joseph returns to practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2013) Giants starting defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who missed the Week 5 loss to the Eagles with ankle and knee injuries, is practicing Tuesday, reports ESPN.com. Joseph has 19 tackles, a forced fumble and a half-sack.

New York visits Chicago on Thursday.


Giants list Week 5 inactives


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) Giants center David Baas (neck), cornerback Jayron Hosley (hamstring), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (ankle, knee), tight end Adrien Robinson (foot), Louis Murphy (ankle) and quarterback Ryan Nassib were among the team's inactives Week 5 vs. Philadelphia.

Giants rule out multiple players for Week 5


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013) Giants DT Linval Joseph, CBs Aaron Ross, TE Adrien Robinson, CB Jayron Hosley, C David Baas and G Chris Snee have been ruled out Week 5.

Snee is expected to be placed on IR after his hip injury hasn't responded to rest and rehab. 


Linval Joseph makes 'a little bit of progress'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2013) Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Thursday defensive tackle Linval Joseph (ankle) has "made a little bit of progress," but he has yet to be cleared to play Week 5 vs. Philadelphia.

Linval Joseph can't practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2013) Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph missed Wednesday's practice due to ankle and knee injuries, reports ESPN.com. Joseph has 19 tackles, a forced fumble and half a sack this season.

His status for Sunday against the Eagles remains uncertain.


Giants defense lack standout performers Week 3


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2013) The Giants defense didn't have a strong showing in a 38-0 loss Week 3 at Carolina, which meant it didn't have many individual standout performers on defense.

Safety Ryan Mundy had a team-high nine tackles (five solo). Defensive tackle Linval Joseph (five solo) and linebacker Mark Herzlich (four solo) both finished with eight tackles. Cornerback Prince Amukamara had six tackles (four solo) and one pass defense.

The Giants managed only one sack from Mathias Kiwanuka, who had four solo tackles. Defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul had five solo tackles (one tackle for loss). 

Cornerback Aaron Ross, who started for the injured Corey Webster, had the team's lone interception.


Giants' pass rush not bringing heat


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2013) The Giants have two sacks in two games. Both came in the opener against the Cowboys. The lack of pressure is not a new problem, the New York Post reported, noting the Giants registered three sacks in the final five games last season.

“I’m searching for answers,” defensive end Justin Tuck told the paper. “Just like I guess all of us are. I encourage feedback. If you’ve got any ideas, if any of you have got any ideas, I would love it. I really would. That’s not me saying that in a joking manner.”

Jason Pierre-Paul has one sack, while Tuck and Linval Joseph shared a sack.


Linval Joseph pressures Tony Romo in Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) Giants defensive lineman Linval Joseph enjoyed a productive night as he got to the quarterback in Week 1 at Dallas. He posted four total tackles (two solo) with half of a sack and two quarterback hits in a 36-31 defeat.

The Giants will host the Broncos in Week 2.

Joseph posts two sacks in Week 8


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2012) Giants defensive lineman Linval Joseph doubled his sack total for the season in Week 8 against the Cowboys. He brought down quarterback Tony Romo twice and finished with three tackles in the 29-24 win.


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