Eagles add Linval Joseph: Fun facts about Philly’s new defensive tackle

Linval Joseph, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Linval Joseph, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

If Howie Roseman keeps this up, he won’t just win the NFL’s Executive of the Year Award for the 2022 season. The Pro Football Writers Association might go ahead and give him the award for 2023 as well. The Philadelphia Eagles, less than 48 hours after their first loss of the season, have made another huge addition… We mean that both figuratively and literally. Linval Joseph is headed to the City of Brotherly Love.

Well, after placing Dallas Goedert and Marlon Tuipulotu on the injured reserve, we needed some good news.

It’s been a minute since we’ve seen him. The L.A. Chargers elected to move on after the two-year deal he signed with them on March 30th of 2020 expired, but if he’s still as talented as we remember him being, this is going to be fun. He and Jordan Davis are going to be a force in the running game when the 13th-overall selection of the 2022 NFL Draft returns from his injury.

Here are a handful of fun facts about Linval Joeseph, the Eagles’ new defensive tackle.

Linval Joseph is a He’s a two-time Pro Bowler (2016, 2017) and the pride of the East Carolina Pirates. A First-team All-Conference USA nod in 2009, he entered the NFL as a second-round draft selection despite playing at a non-Power Five  Conference.

Unfortunately, he joined the enemy at the time.

Linval Joseph is a former three-time letter winner at the prep level in both track and powerlifting.

A former three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Linval Joseph lettered ten times at Santa Fe High School in Alachua, Florida as a football/track/weightlifting star. He recorded bench-press lifts of 415 pounds. He also squatted 560 pounds. He captured the State Bench Press Championship in Florida as a junior with a 415-pound lift.

He also once tallied a 17.13-meter showing in the shot put and 48.41 meters in the discus.

This former Giant has two career sacks versus the Eagles.

During his career, Linval Joseph has played in nine games versus the Eagles as a member of the New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, and Los Angeles Chargers. He’s 6-3 versus his new team. He’s recorded two sacks in those games.

This six-foot-four, 329-pounder’s lone career TD came versus Philadelphia.

‘Big-man touchdowns’ are always fun, unless of course they’re scored versus your team. Linval Joseph’s lone career TD is a 64-yarder that came as a member of the Vikings in Week 5 of the 2018 season. You can thank Carson Wentz and the Eagles’ pass protection for that one.

Linval Joseph brings Super Bowl experience to the Eagles’ defense.

You can never have enough Super Bowl experience. We mentioned that Joseph was drafted by the G-Men in 2010. He was a member of their Super Bowl XLVI-winning team to close the 2011 season on February 5th of 2012.

Gosh, defensive touchdowns and Super Bowl wins for the enemy… Thank goodness he’s on our side now.

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