Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Giants' picks: Round 2/46 -- Linval Joseph, DT, 6-5, 328, East Carolina: Joseph is a big-bodied space-eater who can crash the pocket and create congestion in the running lanes. - by The Sports Xchange
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08/05/17 - NT Linval Joseph agreed to a four-year contract extension. The extension is worth $50 million with $31.5 million guaranteed, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The extension was confirmed by his Joseph's agency, SportsTrust Advisors. Joseph, 28, had a career season in 2016 with 77 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles in 16 games. The 6-foot-4, 329-pound Joseph is entering the fourth season of a five-year, free agent deal he signed with the Vikings in 2014.
12/21/16 - NT Linval Joseph has a career-high 89 tackles. That's the most by a Vikings defensive tackle since Kevin Williams had 98 in 2004.
11/10/16 - NT Linval Joseph (shoulder) did not practice again on Thursday and is looking doubtful for Sunday's game. If he can't play, Shamar Stephen, a larger starting three-technique tackle, will move onto the nose. He has experience there. Tom Johnson, the backup three-technique, will start. That will affect the run defense since Johnson's strength is rushing the passer, not stopping the run.
11/09/16 - NT Linval Joseph (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday. If he can't play this week, the Vikings will move Shamar Stephen, a larger starting three-technique tackle, onto the nose.
11/07/16 - DT Linval Joseph lined up in the backfield twice on the goal line. Both plays resulted in touchdowns.