The Philadelphia Eagles are patching up one major weakness with a Pro Bowler.
On Wednesday, the Eagles announced the team signed two-time defensive tackle, and two-time Pro Bowler, Linval Joseph to a one-year deal.
Eagles have agreed to terms with DT Linval Joseph on a one-year deal. pic.twitter.com/089vvlRFZs— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 16, 2022
Playing in his 13th season in the NFL, Joseph has made multiple stops in his career.
The New York Giants drafted Joseph in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft, where he would spend his first four years of his career. He rose to stardom in his six season with the Minnesota Vikings, making two Pro Bowls. Joseph spent the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers.
At 34 years old, Joseph is still respected as a premier run stopper, which is exactly what the Eagles have been missing since Jordan Davis landed on injured reserve.
In Davis’ absence the Houston Texans and Washington Commanders gashed the Eagles on the ground. It was clear that a change needed to be made.
Linval Joseph is 34-years old with 171 games of experience. Has played 43 games the last three seasons.— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) November 16, 2022
Solid addition. Won't be a game changer against the run but a potentially nice rotational player and a good attempt at trying to fix a problem. #Eagles
Not only does Joseph add some temporary relief up the middle, but he has an opportunity to be a role player for the remainder of the season. Credit general manager Howie Roseman for going out and addressing the team’s biggest issue in a timely manner.
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