Vikings' defense ready to improve against the run, get after opposing quarterbacks

The Minnesota Vikings run defense in 2014 was porous and is the focal point for the unit as training camp grinds on, and defensive end Brian Robison believes if the group can fix that, then its open season on opposing quarterbacks. “I think it’s big-time for us. We realize that in some games if we would have stopped the run a little bit better, it would have allowed us to...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact in 2015 | #8 Linval Joseph

#8 | Linval Joseph Joseph was brought in last season as the big Vikings’ offseason acquistion.  His play was adequate, though his number of tackles dropped a bit from his last few seasons.  The Vikings will need him to step up his game in 2015 and will rely on him mto shut down their opponents running game. Why Joesph’s Performance is so Important The Minnesota Vikings...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings' biggest players practice 'small ball'

Defensive tackles Sharrif Floyd and Linval Joseph, the Minnesota Vikings' starting tandem, weigh a combined 640 pounds. Call these massive men whatever you want -- space-eaters, gap-pluggers, run-stuffers -- but they'll tell you it's all about "small ball."That's what the Vikings call their interior D-line responsibilities, according to the team's official website. Floyd and Joseph...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnathan Hankins Emerging as a Star for Big Blue

In the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Giants selected huge defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins out of Ohio State in hopes that he could be next in line of productive defensive tackles. From players such as Fred Robbins, Barry Cofield, and Chris Canty, strong defensive tackle play has been the key to defensive success in head coach Tom Coughlin's tenure.In his rookie season...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings LBs Have Case of Offseason Deja Vu

One year ago, the Minnesota Vikings knew they needed a changing of the guard along the defensive line. Once a dominant unit that helped the team make a NFC Championship appearance in 2009, Father Time had scored another victory against once great players.As a result, Kevin Williams was sent packing and headed to Seattle. Jared Allen also was shown the door as he went to the rival...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rebuilt line once again foundation for Vikings defense

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ Everson Griffen stepped into the considerable shoes of Jared Allen. Sharrif Floyd indeed became the replacement for Kevin Williams. Linval Joseph finally filled the long-vacant role of Pat Williams. The Minnesota Vikings' defensive line went through its much-expected transition this offseason. Jared Allen appreciated Minnesota honoring the end of his contract...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Update: Chad Greenway, Linval Joseph, Josh Robinson

The Minnesota Vikings emerged from a Week 3 loss to the New Orleans Saints very banged up, with injuries to multiple key players. Quarterback Matt Cassel (left foot) is out for the season and tight end Kyle Rudolph (groin) will be out for an extended time, but multiple others had their status up in the air throughout the week of practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Atlanta...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Thankful Joseph reflective after 'scary' incident, prepping for Week 1

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When a bullet ripped through his leg early in the morning of Aug. 9, Linval Joseph's thoughts immediately turned to his family and the opportunities still awaiting the young 25-year-old. The incident -- Joseph was an innocent bystander in a Minneapolis nightclub shooting -- has altered Joseph's outlook as he nears a return to the Minnesota Vikings, where he...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Joseph ready to return from bullet wound

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph is on track to play in the season opener, less than a month after he was shot in the leg. Joseph spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since a stray bullet during an Aug. 9 nightclub disturbance struck him in the left calf. Joseph has been wearing a protective sleeve over the muscle and working out on...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is the Minnesota Vikings’ Bridewater?

This past offseason for the Minnesota Vikings was certainly one of change. From former head coach Leslie Frazier being let go, along with almost his entire staff, to veteran players like Kevin Williams and Jared Allen freely walking in free agency, there has been a bit of an open, rotating door at Winter Park. As former staff and players walked out, new staff and players were welcomed...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Point / Counterpoint: Linval Joseph Got Shot in the Leg

In a frightening piece of news released early Saturday morning after the Minnesota Vikings had won their first preseason game of the 2014 season, it was announced Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was shot in the calf following an incident outside a nightclub Friday night. Joseph has been identified as an innocent bystander in the altercation, which took place outside the 400...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Linval Joseph Hit by Stray Bullet, Rookie QB Breakdown

Here’s some of the most important storylines as we wrap up the first week of preseason action from around the NFL. Linval Joseph The Minnesota Vikings suffered a scare after being told that their free agent signee DT Linval Joseph had been hit by a stray bullet early Saturday morning. Joseph had been at a club when someone suddenly opened fire on the crowd. Thankfully, Joseph was...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Linval Joseph back at Vikings practice Sunday after shooting

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph returned to training camp on Sunday after being hit in the calf by a stray bullet during a nightclub shooting in Minneapolis early Saturday morning. “I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and concerns over the past 24 hours,” Joseph said in a statement. “I am extremely thankful that this was a minor injury for me. As the team...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Joseph 'thankful' after shooting, returns to Vikings

MANKATO, Minn. -- Linval Joseph returned to the Minnesota Vikings following a weekend shooting in which he was shot in the calf as a bystander at a downtown Minneapolis night club, and club officials believe the big nose tackle will return for the start of the regular season. Joseph, Minnesota's priority free-agent signing in March, was at the Soundbar club early Saturday morning...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Viking’s Linval Joseph OK After Being Shot in the Leg

According to police reports and Yahoo Sports, 25 year-old Defensive Tackle Linval Joseph was shot in the calf and was being investigated by Minneapolis police when a shooting occurred at a downtown nightclub. Following the Minnesota Vikings preseason victory over the Oakland Raiders, Joseph went to the 400 Soundbar nightclub in downtown Minneapolis where the shooting took place....
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

'Thankful' Joseph rejoins Vikings after shooting

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Defensive tackle Linval Joseph has rejoined the Minnesota Vikings after being shot in the leg at a bar, and he is expected to recover in time for the start of the regular season. Joseph took part in meetings Sunday morning, but he probably will be held out of practice for the next week or two. General manager Rick Spielman says an examination by the team's medical...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Update: Linval Joseph suffers injury in shooting

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph suffered a minor gunshot wound during an incident at a bar, reports.Joseph was at the 400 SoundBar in downtown Minneapolis when a stray bullet struck him in the calf. The 25-year-old was treated at a nearby hospital and is expected to rejoin the Vikings later this week.The Vikings released a statement through their website...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings nose tackle Joseph shot following Friday's game

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Vikings starting nose tackle Linval Joseph, a prized free-agent acquisition in the offseason, was shot in the leg at a Minneapolis nightclub early Saturday morning. The Vikings announced in a statement that Joseph, 25, was shot in the calf early at downtown Minneapolis' SoundBar, located at 400 Third Avenue North. The Vikings had played their preseason opener...
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August 09, 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...
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman gets shot at nightclub

Injuries are part of the bargain at this time of year for any NFL team, but the Minnesota Vikings definitely won’t be happy about this next story. According to a report by CBS in Minneapolis, Vikings defensive lineman Linval Joseph was shot early this morning at the nightclub 400 Soundbar in Minneapolis: “Nine people were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with gunshot wounds...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Player Shot At Night Club, Same Night As Preseason Game?

The Minnesota Vikings are known for their parties, remember the ‘boat party scandel‘ back in 2005? Apparently, this partying still goes on with the men who wear purple. Linval Joseph, Vikings defensive tackle, was reportedly shot at a nightclub in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning following the team’s preseason game. Following last night’s preseason game, Minnesota...
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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...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings DT Linval Joseph shot in calf outside club

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was one of 11 people shot after a man opened fire outside a club in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning. According to the Star Tribune, police said 8 of the 11 people shot were treated at a hospital. Two of the victims are in serious condition but expected to […]
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings DT Joseph shot in leg

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was shot in the leg at a nightclub in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning. From the Vikings: Following last night’s preseason game, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was an innocent bystander to the shooting that took place at the 400 SoundBar in downtown Minneapolis. Linval suffered a minor injury during...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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