EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —Linval Joseph is headed to his first Pro Bowl.
The Vikings defensive tackle enjoyed a standout 2016 season as he finished third on the team with 100 total tackles (according to the coaches' tally), tied his career high with 4.0 sacks and added seven tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.
Joseph became the fifth Vikings defensive tackle to have at least 100 tackles and 4.0 sacks in a season, joining Alan Page (1972-77), James White (1980-81), Charlie Johnson (1984) and Henry Thomas (1990-91).
Joseph, who signed with the Vikings as a free agent in 2014, will replace Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
Joseph will be joined by Vikings teammates Everson Griffen, Harrison Smith, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson at the annual showcase game.
The Pro Bowl is Jan. 29 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
VIKINGS PRO BOWLERS UNDER MIKE ZIMMER
LB Anthony Barr - 2015
QB Teddy Bridgewater - 2015
DE Everson Griffen - 2015
RB Adrian Peterson - 2015
S Harrison Smith - 2015
DE Everson Griffen - 2016
KR Cordarrelle Patterson - 2016
CB Xavier Rhodes - 2016
S Harrison Smith - 2016
DT Linval Joseph - 2016
Bold – Starter
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