The Minnesota Vikings announced that defensive tackle Linval Joseph had been named to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald.
Early Thursday, the Vikings revealed that defensive tackle Linval Joseph is the latest member of the team to be heading to this season’s Pro Bowl. The Vikings will now have a total of five players representing their team on the NFC’s roster during the upcoming NFL all-star game in Orlando, Florida.
Joseph had a single-season career high of 77 total tackles for Minnesota in 2016 and he also tied his career high with four sacks this season. His total tackles this year were the third best total on the Vikings’ roster behind only safety Harrison Smith and linebacker Eric Kendricks.
Getting named to the Pro Bowl may not mean as much today as it has in the past, but it is still a tremendous honor and accomplishment to be one of the few players in the NFL to play in the annual game.
The defensive tackle came to Minnesota back in 2014 after signing a five-year, $31.25 million contract as a free-agent. After struggling a bit during his first year with the Vikings, Joseph has been one of the most dominant defensive tackles in the league over the past two seasons.
At just 28-years-old, this year’s Pro Bowl nod will likely not be the last for the Minnesota defensive tackle.