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LINVAL JOSEPH RUMORS

Vikings DT Linval Joseph Returns To Practice After Nightclub Shooting

MANKATO, Minn. — The first bad-news call of Mike Zimmer’s career as a head coach came late at night but early in his first season with the Minnesota Vikings: Defensive tackle Linval Joseph had been shot in the leg at a downtown bar after the team’s first exhibition game. To the relief of Zimmer and the rest of the organization, that dreaded, unexpected call could have been...
Via NESN.com
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings DT Linval Joseph Shot At Nightclub After Preseason Game

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting inside a downtown nightclub that injured 11 people, including Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph. The team released a statement Saturday saying Joseph was shot in the calf. He was treated for a minor injury and released. The Vikings described Joseph as an innocent bystander. The Star Tribune reports that...
Via NESN.com
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings DT Linval Joseph Shot at Nightclub

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was the victim of a stray bullet at a nightclub on early Saturday morning. According to the Star Tribune, Joseph was one of multiple people shot when a gunman opened fire.  An innocent bystander, Joseph suffered a minor injury after being hit in the calf. He was immediately taken to the hospital and released a short time later. Joseph...
Via Sportsnaut
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings NT Linval Joseph Involved In Shooting

The Vikings announced that NT Linval Joseph was among the victims of a random shooting that occurred Friday night at a nightclub. According to the report, Joseph suffered just a minor injury to his calf. The Vikings commented on the matter in a statement: “Following last night’s preseason game, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was an innocent bystander to the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' Joseph looks how 'a nose tackle's supposed to look'

MANKATO, Minn. -- A mountain of a man at 6-foot-4 and 323 pounds, Linval Joseph is an imposing figure whether in pads or not for the Minnesota Vikings. The first day of training camp, Joseph participated in team drills -- minus pads -- for the first time since signing a five-year, $31.25 million contract on the first day of free agency. Minnesota's priority free-agent signing, Joseph...
Via Fox Sports North
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Grading the free agency moves

The Vikings have been content with signing low budget free agents this off-season. It’s surprising that Minnesota did not agree to terms with one superstar to help bolster a team that is in desperate need of some leadership. Linval Joseph, Captain Munnerlyn, Derek Cox, Tom Johnson and Corey Wooten are going to be some new faces on defense, while Vladamir Ducasse will be a new face...
Via isportsweb.com
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings sign DT Linval Joseph

Linval Joseph, a 2nd round pick, has been a 3-year starter with the Giants from 2011-2013, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 21st ranked defensive tackle in each of the last 2 seasons. Only 5 other players have graded out higher than him in both seasons (Gerald McCoy, Ndamukong Suh, Jurrell Casey, Geno Atkins, Marcell Dareus). Joseph is better against the run than he is rushing...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Joseph had perfect idol for new role with Vikings

Among the most gregarious players to step inside the Minnesota Vikings' locker room in recent years, few could match up with Pat Williams' presence -- both physically and in spirit. Williams was every bit of 330 pounds, despite his listed weight of 317 pounds. Big was also a good description for his loquaciousness. Williams, with his Louisiana drawl, loved to talk. Minnesota has...
Via Fox Sports North
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants May Have A Tough Time Keeping DT Linval Joseph

Dave Hutchinson of the Neward Star-Ledger believes that Giants DT Linval Joseph could command as much as $35-40 million on the open market this offseason. Losing Joseph could be a huge loss for the Giants defense given that he’s in the prime of his career and clearly their best interior defensive lineman. According to Hutchinson, New York believes that second-year pro Johnathan...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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