• Linval Joseph headed to Minnesota

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Mar 13, 2014
    To me, Linval Joseph is the kind of player you work to keep. He's 25 years old. But the big move for the Vikings was their signing of New York Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who might be just as important as Johnson would have been. The Minnesota Vikings reached agreement with defensive tackle Linval Joseph on a five-year contract worth $31.5 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. They needed someone like Linval Joseph The Vikings' first external signing of the free-agency period was made to fill a sizable need in the middle of their line and not just because Joseph checks in at 6-foot-4 and 323 pounds. New Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph hasn't won a game yet, but he did win some Upper Midwest public relations style points when asked during his introductory news conference which nose tackle he looked up to as a younger man. And yet, the New York Giants did not keep Joseph, who has agreed to a five-year, $31.5 million free-agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings . The Vikings needed a tackle like Joseph to help them move back in that direction especially with the style of defense Zimmer wants to play.
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    • Joseph continues Vikings' D-line remodel

      MINNEAPOLIS -- If the Minnesota Vikings were going to have the kind of defensive line Mike Zimmer wanted -- one that could stand up against the run, occupy blockers and give linebackers the room to run free -- they needed the kind of junkyard dog linema…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Source: Vikes, Joseph agree to $31.5M deal

      The Minnesota Vikings reached agreement with defensive tackle Linval Joseph on a five-year contract worth $31.5 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
      Source: ESPN.com

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