Former Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl defender to join Eagles
By Adam Carlson
The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to sign former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph to help in run support.
Philadelphia fell to the Washington Commanders on Monday Night Football, tying them with the Minnesota Vikings at an 8-1 record in the NFC after the purple and gold’s amazing win in Buffalo on Sunday.
The Eagles immediately dove into free agency to find some help stopping the run and are expected to sign big-bodied defender Linval Joseph to their 53-man roster according to NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Here is the tweet announcing the upcoming transaction.
Joseph’s experience should benefit an Eagles team that went undefeated during their first eight games this season. Their explosive offense shredded the Vikings earlier this season and if their defense can hold the run and disrupt passing attacks, they should continue to be one of the biggest threats to a possible deep postseason run.
At this moment, the Eagles have the head-to-head win tiebreaker over Minnesota that will likely give them the top seed in the conference unless the Vikings finish the season with a better record than Philly.
Having a popular defender like Linval Joseph join a team that might be on a collision path with the Minnesota Vikings this season is a bit disheartening since fans will likely want to root for him to succeed but not if it means bad news for the Minnesota Vikings.
Joseph turned 34 this year, joining the NFL as a second-round draft pick of the New York Giants in 2010. He made the Pro Bowl twice in his career so far and was a member of the Giants team that won Super Bowl XLVI.
Hopefully, Linval Joseph won’t be the missing piece the Eagles need for another Super Bowl win, but it’s nice to see the former Minnesota Vikings defender play for a contender.