EAGAN, Minn. – The crew's all back together.
Minnesota agreed to terms with kicker Greg Joseph a day before the 2023 New League Year begins. The Tuesday announcement came shortly after the Vikings also reached agreement with Andrew DePaola to return the long snapper.
The pair joins punter Ryan Wright, who impressed as a rookie last season, as the Vikings specialists. Wright shared his reaction to the news on Twitter:
Joseph appeared in all 17 regular-season games and was 26-for-33 on field goal attempts, including five game-winning kicks. He was 40-for-46 (87 percent) on PATs and recorded 54 touchbacks.
Against the Giants in Week 16, Joseph perfectly executed a franchise-record, 61-yard field goal to lift Minnesota over New York in overtime.
He also kicked a 40-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining in overtime to seal the Vikings comeback win over the Colts in Week 15, finishing off the largest comeback (33 points) in NFL history.
View the best photos of Vikings K Greg Joseph from the 2022 season.
Joseph was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week twice, including after the 61-yard boot. He also received the honor following the Vikings Week 4 defeat of the Saints in London, during which the 28-year-old made all five of his field goal attempts.
The 2023 season marks Joseph's fifth NFL season and third in Vikings Purple. He started his pro journey with the Browns in 2018 before joining the Titans in 2019.
After spending 2020 on the Buccaneers practice squad, Joseph joined the Vikings in 2021 and totaled a career-best 135 points.
Joseph added 118 more in 2022.