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The Eagles sign defensive veteran Linval Joseph

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The Eagles sign veteran defensive tackle Linval Joseph.

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Joseph, 34, was two years oldAbbreviation II– An overall pick for the Giants in 2010 and has spent time with the Giants, Vikings, and most recently with the Chargers in 2020 and 2021.

His best years were with the Vikings, when Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon was on Mike Zimmer’s staff. Joseph and Gannon were together at Minnesota from 2014 through 2017, when Gannon was an assistant defensive backs coach for the Vikings before joining Frank Rich’s staff on the Colts as linebackers coach in 2018.

The Eagles, 8-1 and with the NFL’s No. 3 defense, have been run-and-run dropouts, especially since their rookie 1 lossStreet– Jordan Davis selected for an ankle injury. Davis missed two games and will miss at least two more before becoming eligible to return.

After allowing 144 yards to the Steelers, 168 to the Texans and 152 to the leaders, the Eagles have now allowed 140 yards in three straight games for the first time in 16 years. They are ranked 20thThe tenth With 125 rushing yards allowed per game and 25 receiving yardsThe tenth With 4.7 rushing yards allowed per carry. They allowed 320 yards in two games with Davis.

Over the next several weeks, they are scheduled to face Jonathan Taylor of the Colts, Aaron Jones of the Packers, Titans Derrick Henry and Saquon Barkley of the Giants, Justin Fields of the Bears and Tony Pollard and Ezequiel Elliott of the Cowboys. .

The 6-foot-4, 330-pounder Joseph has started 162 games and played in 171 games in his 13 NFL seasons. He made the Pro Bowl in 2016 and 2017 with the Vikings. He started 28 of a possible 33 games with the Chargers over the past two years.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that Joseph thinks he’s in good enough shape to play right away.And he could make the Eagles debut on Sunday versus the Colts.

To make room for Joseph on the 53-man roster, the Eagles placed second-year defensive tackle Marlon Tuipoloto on Injured Reserve, so he’ll be out at least until the Bears game in Chicago on December 18.

Joseph joins veteran starters Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave and keeps Milton Williams back up in the Eagle’s defensive rotation with Davis and Tuipoloto out. Marvin Wilson, linebacker of the internship, was a game-day raise for the Texans.

Joseph is the third important defensive player Howie Roseman has added since the end of training camp. The Eagles acquired safety Chauncey Gardner Johnson from the Saints on Aug. 30, leading the NFL with six interceptions, and on Oct. 26, the Eagles acquired defensive end Robert Quinn from the Bears, even though he’s not yet in shape after he had 18 sacks last year.

Tuipulotu, last year’s USC Eagles’ sixth-round pick, has one sack, 16 tackles, two quarterback hurries, and one tackle for loss in nine games for the Eagles. He averaged 26 snaps per game, accounting for 38 percent of the Eagles’ defensive hitting.

The Eagles also officially placed Dallas Goedert on injured reserve, so he would miss at least four games, and activated Tyree Jackson from the PUP roster on the final day of his 21-day coaching window. They also signed safety Marquise Blair – the Seahawks’ 2Abbreviation II– All-round selection in 2019 for the Coaching Team and opening the 21-day training window for defensive end Janarius Robinson.

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