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Linval Joseph

26-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Minnesota Vikings

2014 Defensive Stats

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33

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2.5

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0

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 ...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 323   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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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
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 11 33 21 12 2.5 0 0 0 0 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. Shamar Stephen
Minnesota Vikings

Snap Count Stats

437

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Linval Joseph was on the field for 437 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

44

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Linval Joseph was on the field for 44 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 699 50
2013 539 25
2014 437 44
Linval Joseph 2014 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 @StL 37 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 53 10 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NO 52 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Atl 46 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @GB 35 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Det 45 5 3 2 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Buf 47 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @TB 39 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Was 42 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Chi 41 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 GB 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Car
14 NYJ
15 @Det
16 @Mia
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  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   323 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash
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Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
Not Available
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 had a sack, five total tackles, and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's win at St. Louis.

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Joseph (calf) is not on the Week 1 injury report.

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Joseph (calf) returned to practice Monday, ESPN 1500 AM Twin Cities reports.

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Joseph (calf) is expected to return by the start of the regular season, NFL.com reports.

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Joseph was shot in the leg by a stray bullet fired in a Minneapolis night club early Saturday morning. An innocent bystander, Joseph's injury was thankfully only a minor one and he was released from the hospital later on Saturday. Nonetheless, Joseph is expected to miss up to two weeks, but should be fine for Week 1. The first-year Viking's 59 tackles ranked fourth among all interior defensive linemen last season, while the same amount of stops saw Joseph lead his position in tackles during the 2012 campaign.
Joseph was shot in the calf at a nightclub on Friday night, but the Vikings relayed that he's OK, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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Joseph was apparently a bystander, but luckily, the injury is minor, and he's been treated and released. Over the last three seasons, he's averaged 55.7 tackles, three sacks, and one fumble recovery per year.
Joseph (shoulder) practiced without restrictions Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Joseph (shoulder) expects to be a full participant when the Vikings open training camp on July 24, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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Joseph agreed to a five-year, $31.5 million deal with the Vikings on Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

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Joseph looks very good early in camp, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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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.