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Linval Joseph says he’ll be ready for training camp following surgery

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Linval Joseph says he’ll be ready to go for training camp.

He had surgery in January to repair a labrum in his shoulder, he said. He’s done strength exercises and rehab since signing with the Vikings, but he has sat out all team drills during Organized Team […]

Vikings add Tom Johnson to defensive line mix

By Josh Alper

The door to Kevin Williams‘ return to Minnesota may now be officially closed. Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the Vikings have signed free agent defensive tackle Tom Johnson to go with Linval Joseph, Sharrif Floyd and Fred Evans at the position. While Williams’ return was always unlikely, it’s almost […]

Report: Vikings re-sign DT Fred Evans

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The Vikings starting defensive line might be set. But that doesn’t mean they’re done building depth at the position.

Minnesota introduced its new nose tackle Wednesday, when Linval Joseph swung by Winter Park.

On Thursday that pursuit of defensive line depth continued, when the Vikings had a visit with former …

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Vikings introduce big NT Joseph, may not be done spending on D-line

By apnews@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Linval Joseph is listed at 6-foot-4 and 323 pounds, just the right size for an NFL nose tackle.

The player Joseph looked up to while learning how to play in the middle of the line in high school and college was Pat Williams, and now his career […]

New Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph grew up watching Pat Williams

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Vikings introduced their new nose tackle Wednesday. Linval Joseph, it turns out, is not about tempering expectations.

Joseph won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2011 and said he wants to win another with the Vikings. And his role model? A nose tackle Vikings fans might […]

Minn. Vikings Nab DT Joseph, Bring Back LB Brinkley

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings now have a new run-stopping defensive tackle to pair alongside last year’s first-round pick.

On Wednesday, the Vikings announced they agreed to terms with the 6-foot-4, 328-pound DT Linval Joseph, who spent the last four seasons with the New York Giants. The 25-year-old was […]

Linval Joseph headed to Minnesota

By Josh Alper

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams left the door open for a return to the Vikings while discussing his outlook for free agency, but the team may have slammed it shut on Tuesday afternoon. Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that the Vikings have signed former Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph. He should […]

Report: Vikings sign defensive tackle Linval Joseph

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings reportedly made their first move less than an hour and a half into free agency as they acquired defensive tackle Linval Joseph, per Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez.

Joseph, 25, is fresh off his rookie deal after the New York Giants drafted him in the second round (46th overall) in […]