Linval Joseph gets a new deal

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The Vikings are handing out new contracts to defensive players like party favors. And the latest guy to get one could do plenty of damage to the cake.

Defensive tackle Linval Joseph has a new contract, his agency has announced.

It’s reportedly a four-year, $50 million contract, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. He adds that the contract includes $35 million guaranteed, which as we now know is a largely meaningless number without knowing how much is fully guaranteed at signing.

Joseph joined the Vikings in 2014, coach Mike Zimmer’s first year with the team. Earlier this week, Zimmer called Joseph the best nose tackle he has been around.

Joseph was due to make $6.15 million this year and $5.15 million next year. So it’s in actuality a six-year, $61.3 million contract, with no details available yet to determine based on the structure the extent to which the team, as a practical matter, is tied to Joseph.

26 responses to “Linval Joseph gets a new deal

  1. You mean my Packers are gonna have to deal with this guy for several more years, too? These darned Vikings keep extending their best players and we don’t like it. Even Datone went over there for the better coaching and better defense. Reminds me of Favre, how our Packers like Minnesota better.

  2. Sound cap management — locking up core players using the extra cap space they have this year to ensure available cap space in the future. Not to mention that Linval deserves it.

  3. Good. Could be the best defensive line in the league. If they stay relatively healthy easily a top 5 defense. If Dalvin Cook is as good as it looks like he could be… and Bradford moves the sticks better on 3rd and long, 11-12 wins.

  4. Wow, props to the Wilfs for opening the vault the last couple of years. New stadium, new practice facility, trade for Bradford, Reiff and Remmers contracts, and now extending most of the “older” core defensive players. I just hope they have enough cap space in the next few years to resign Barr, Kendricks, Hunter and Bradford/Bridgewater, with QB being the highest priority.

  5. codythao35 says:
    August 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm
    I want to see him throwing Daniel of the packers around like a ball. Daniel will cry like a little kid.
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    Both players play defense, so you’ll never get the chance to see him pretend to attempt to do that. Unless you’re expecting Reiff to land on the DL so they ask Joseph to to play O-Line.

  6. What is this Green Bay Packer y’all speak of? Some things that cower at the sound of a Viking Horn and a man named Linval Joseph? hmmmmmmmmmm……….

  7. beerbratscheese says:
    August 5, 2017 at 5:23 pm
    codythao35 says:
    August 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm
    I want to see him throwing Daniel of the packers around like a ball. Daniel will cry like a little kid.
    ————–

    Both players play defense, so you’ll never get the chance to see him pretend to attempt to do that. Unless you’re expecting Reiff to land on the DL so they ask Joseph to to play O-Line.
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    In all fairness… Linval plays defense and Daniels runs his mouth about playing defense and disrespect for the league lasting defense.
    Maybe on top of being the leagues worst RB…. they could have Montgomery continue the run of Packers league worst secondary players for their 3 injured rookies.

  8. Even on Viking threads, even when the Packers should be the last thing on their minds, the haters have to go there. Here’s a simple fact: The Packers are better than the Vikings.

    You can wish they weren’t, you can hope they aren’t, you can bet they’re not……but they are. The whiny naysaying isn’t going to change that fact, but the compulsion to pick petty fights is too strong for them to ignore.

    Have a nice day.

  9. The guy swats & swims through the bottom of an anchor filled ocean in his off-season. Great signing.

  10. originate421 says:
    August 5, 2017 at 6:38 pm
    beerbratscheese says:
    August 5, 2017 at 5:23 pm
    codythao35 says:
    August 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm
    I want to see him throwing Daniel of the packers around like a ball. Daniel will cry like a little kid.
    ————–

    Both players play defense, so you’ll never get the chance to see him pretend to attempt to do that. Unless you’re expecting Reiff to land on the DL so they ask Joseph to to play O-Line.
    —————
    In all fairness… Linval plays defense and Daniels runs his mouth about playing defense and disrespect for the league lasting defense.
    Maybe on top of being the leagues worst RB…. they could have Montgomery continue the run of Packers league worst secondary players for their 3 injured rookies.
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    Yeah, we need the NFL season to start. That’s the easiest way to get people like you to disappear. You know, when teams start winning and losing, and players start performing. Then people like you get put in their place by reality.

  11. 250dollarnflowner says:
    August 5, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    rodgers just peed in his pants
    __________________
    Yeah, I am sure the 2 tackles and no sacks he registered in the last game against the Pack put the fear of God in A-Rod!!

  12. I’ve been at training camp the past 3 days. Two things are clear to me, the OL doesn’t look much different and the defense is dominant. Tonight Hunter beat Remmers like a drum, just toyed with him. The defense was playing tag with Bradford and he was “it” on most plays. This offense has a lot of work to do, but this defense is something special. Oh and we now lost our backup LT, carted off the field with knee injury…is this happening again?!!

  13. mnfaninil says:
    August 6, 2017 at 12:48 am
    Oh and we now lost our backup LT, carted off the field with knee injury…is this happening again?!!
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    Man, you guys are so lucky you don’t use injuries as an excuse. Just next man up for you. Whoever your 3rd string guy is, you’ll be fine. Just plug and play, just like last year. You won’t skip a beat.

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