Eagles Adding Former Pro Bowler: Report
By Jason Hall
November 16, 2022
The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly reached an agreement with two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Linval Joseph, sources with knowledge of the deal confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday (November 16).
"Two-time Pro-Bowl DT Linval Joseph, the former [New York] Giants’ second-round pick who also played for the [Minnesota] Vikings and [Los Angeles] Chargers, is planning to sign a one-year deal with the Eagles, per sources," Schefter tweeted. "The 34-year-old Joseph will embark upon his 13th NFL season for a team that needs run support."
Joseph is reportedly "ready to play" and could make his 2022 season debut during the Eagles' Week 11 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday (November 20), according to Schefter.
Two-time Pro-Bowl DT Linval Joseph, the former Giants’ second-round pick who also played for the Vikings and Chargers, is planning to sign a one-year deal with the Eagles, per sources. The 34-year-old Joseph will embark upon his 13th NFL season for a team that needs run support.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 16, 2022
The former East Carolina standout was selected by the Giants at No. 46 overall in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft, winning a Super Bowl during his second NFL season.
Joseph signed a five-year, $31.5 million with the Vikings ahead of the 2014 season and was selected to the Pro Bowl twice (2016, 2017) during his stint in Minnesota.
The veteran signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Los Angeles Chargers prior to the 2020 season and played all 16 games during his first season with the franchise, but was limited to 12 starts in 14 appearances in 2021.
The Eagles currently rank third among NFL teams in total defense (302.4 yards allowed per game), but 20th in rushing defense (124.8 rushing yards allowed per game), having allowed 152 rushing yards in their Week 10 Monday Night Football loss to the Washington Commanders, their first of the season.