The Minnesota Vikings have reached an agreement with DT Linval Joseph on a contract extension Saturday, according to his agency.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Joseph receives a four-year, $50 million extension with $31.5 million guaranteed.
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The Vikings have prioritized new contracts for some notable players on their defense including CB Xavier Rhodes and DE Everson Griffin and it appears as though they were also able to get a deal worked out with Joseph before the start of the regular season.
Joseph, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Giants back in 2010. He spent four seasons in New York before departing in 2014 for a five-year, $31.5 million contract with the Vikings.
Joseph had two years remaining on his current deal and was set to make base salaries of $6.15 million and $5.15 million in the next two years.
In 2016, Joseph appeared in all 16 games and recorded 77 tackles, four sacks, and three forced fumbles. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 14 interior defender out of 125 qualifying players.