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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09/01/14 - NT Linval Joseph, who suffered a gunshot wound to his calf on Aug. 9, began running last week and should be on pace to practice this week. The Vikings believe he'll be ready to start the season opener at St. Louis on Sunday. Joseph was an innocent bystander at a shooting incident in a downtown Minneapolis nightclub hours after the preseason opener.
08/18/14 - NT Linval Joseph, who suffered a minor gunshot wound to his calf as an innocent bystander during a shooting incident at a downtown Minneapolis nightclub on Aug. 9, started his rehab process on Monday. He won't practice this week or play the third preseason game on Saturday at Kansas City, but is expected to start when the regular season begins.
08/17/14 - NT Linval Joseph didn't play a week after suffering a minor calf wound during a shooting incident in a downtown Minneapolis nightclub the week before. Joseph, who was an innocent bystander, should return in time for the regular season.
08/10/14 - DT Linval Joseph was shot in the calf by a stray bullet fired in a Minneapolis night club Saturday morning.
The Vikings said in a statement that Joseph was an innocent bystander in the incident, which occurred inside 400 Soundbar minutes before closing time.
Joseph's injury is minor and he is expected to practice sometime next week. He was treated at a hospital and released Saturday.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that police are looking for a gunman who shot multiple people inside the club.
"The entire Vikings organization is extremely thankful that Linval was not seriously hurt, and our thoughts are with all of the victims of this shooting," the team said in a statement. "The team will defer any further comment to the Minneapolis Police Department during its ongoing investigation."
The Vikings beat the Oakland Raiders 10-6 in a home exhibition game Friday night.
Joseph is in his first year with the Vikings. He spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the New York Giants.
07/26/14 - NT Linval Joseph, who missed most of the offseason team work because of shoulder surgery, reported to camp in excellent shape. Coach Mike Zimmer was impressed and said he expects "great things" from Joseph at a position that Zimmer calls a "vital" part of his defensive schemes.