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Linval Joseph

28-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings

2016 Defensive Stats

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53

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2

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Linval may have been the best nose tackle in football last season with 56 tackles, eight tackles for loss, one-half sack, 26 quarterback hurries and defended a pass. He started just 12 games as he str...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 329   DOB: 10/10/1988  College: East Carolina  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Linval Joseph Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $31.5 million deal with the Vikings in March 2014.

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Joseph (shoulder) will play Sunday against Washington, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.

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Linval Joseph NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 20 CFB 4 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 21 NYG 6 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 22 NYG 16 49 34 15 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 23 NYG 16 59 33 26 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2013 24 NYG 15 59 34 25 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 25 MIN 16 47 28 19 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 MIN 12 56 42 14 0.5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 27 MIN 12 53 29 24 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Linval Joseph – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive Tackle
  1. Linval Joseph
  2. Tom Johnson
Minnesota Vikings

Snap Count Stats

519

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Linval Joseph was on the field for 519 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

35

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Linval Joseph was on the field for 35 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 728 76
2015 532 40
2016 519 35
Linval Joseph 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Ten 40 2 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 GB 47 2 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Car 42 2 7 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NYG 38 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Hou 38 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @Phi 50 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Chi 47 3 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Det 51 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Was 47 4 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 Ari 47 3 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Det 33 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Dal 39 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Jax
15 Ind
16 @GB
17 Chi

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Linval Joseph
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   329 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash
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Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
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Arm Length:   34.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
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Bench Press:   39 reps
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Linval Joseph: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Joseph (shoulder) is questionable to play Sunday against the Redskins.

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Joseph had five tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's win at Tennessee.

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

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Joseph (foot) is listed as active Sunday versus the Seahawks.

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Joseph (foot) is considered probable for Sunday's playoff game versus Seattle.

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Joseph (foot) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Mark Craig of the Star Tribune reports.

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Joseph (foot) is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Packers.

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Joseph (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Packers.

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Joseph (foot) is listed as active Sunday versus the Giants.

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Joseph (foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

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2016

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2015

Joseph is a starting defensive tackle and strong against the run, but doesn't rate as well as a pass rusher. He's averaged three sacks over the past four seasons.

2014

Joseph has been a very consistent player over the last three years, averaging 55.7 tackles per season while also recording nine sacks in that span. He's a big body that is primary focused on stopping the run, although his sack total shows that he can break through into the backfield. With the departure of Jared Allen in the offseason, the Vikings will be desperate for someone to fill the pass-rushing void. Joseph isn't likely to get close to 10 sacks, but half may not be unreasonable.

2013

Starting interior defensive lineman.

2012

Starting interior lineman, one of the keys to the team's run defense.

2011

Starting defensive tackle will clog the run and try to generate some push up the middle.

2010

Rookie tackle will be in the defensive line rotation as a reserve.