Eagles make flurry of roster moves, bring in DT Linval Joseph

Posted on November 16, 2022

The Eagles have announced several roster moves Wednesday afternoon ahead of their Week 11 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.

Among the most noteworthy, though expected, are tight end Dallas Goedert and defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu being placed on the injured reserve.

Because of that designation, neither will be able to be activated again until 4 weeks later. Goedert will miss multiple crucial matchups, which include the 6-3 Titans and the 7-2 Giants.

TE Tyree Jackson was activated off the PUP, helping to fill some of the now-needed depth at the position. Assuming he appears in Sunday’s game, it will be the first time Jackson takes the field since tearing his ACL during the team’s final regular season game last year.

Safety Marquise Blair has been added to the practice squad, while Philadelphia opened the 21-day practice window for defensive end Janarius Robinson.

Eagles set to sign DT Linval Joseph

With Tuipulotu heading to the IR and Jordan Davis out for the foreseeable future, the team has signed defensive tackle Linval Joseph to a one-year deal.

Joseph, 34, appeared in 14 games (12 starts) for the Chargers last season, totaling 57 tackles and one sack. He hasn’t appeared with a team since his two-year contract with Los Angeles expired, visiting the Jets last month.

Drafted by the Giants in the 2nd round back in 2010, Joseph has 644 sacks, 25 sacks, and eight forced fumbles across 171 career games.

He was selected to the Pro-Bowl twice, in 2016 and 2017. Both of those years came with the Vikings, where he and Jonathon Gannon overlapped when Gannon was serving as an assistant defensive backs coach. While Gannon and Joseph were in two different units, there’s at least familiarity present.

The 6’4″, 329 pound tackle will provide needed depth to a line that suddenly looks suspect against the run, though it remains to be seen how much Joseph will be relied upon from the jump.

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