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New York Jets host DT Linval Joseph on visit

Jan 2, 2022; Englewood, CA, USA; Defensive tackle for Los Angeles Chargers Linval Joseph (98) celebrates after the game against the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Network’s Mike Garavolo reports that the New York Jets hosted defensive tackle Linval Joseph on today’s visit.

Joseph played 12 years in the NFL and recently turned 34. It delivers a ton of volume to a defensive line mid 6-foot-4, 329-pound and 34 1/2″ arm length.

He has a lot of experience during his career, playing in 171 matches. Since 2011, he has played at least 12 matches every year. Joseph scored 25 sacks, 56 saves, and 644 total tackles over his 12 years.

Joseph began his career in 2010 with the New York Giants in the second round. He spent four years with the Giants before signing with the Minnesota Vikings in 2014 on a major five-year contract. The Vikings redoubled his deal in 2017. Joseph ended up spending six years with the Vikings. Finally, he signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2020, where he played the last two years.

Why Linval Joseph makes sense to the New York Jets:

Joseph will add reliable depth to the aircraft’s second line of defense group. Robert Saleh and Jeff Olbrich love to rotate the introduction. Unfortunately, the second set of defensive interventions, Solomon Thomas and Nathan Shepherd, did not give the Jets enough effect.

The sponsor will, in all likelihood, be the one they left. Signing someone like Joseph to support one of the best defensive tackle duos in football with Quinn Williams and Sheldon Rankins would be very exciting. Finally, Joseph makes sense for the Jets because he is likely to simply win at this late stage in his career. The 4-2s are looking to continue, and the addition of Joseph can help with that.

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