Eagles Sign Linval Joseph, Ndamukong Suh
NFL Week 11 - The Philadelphia Eagles have made two moves to shore up their interior defensive line, adding defensive tackles Linval Joseph and Ndamukong Suh.
The moves come after placing Marlon Tuipulotu on injured reserve. Tuipulotu was the replacement nose tackle for Jordan Davis, who was placed on the injured reserve with a high ankle sprain two weeks prior.
Linval Joseph last played for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2021 and earned two Pro Bowl nominations with the Minnesota Vikings in 2016 and 2017. Joseph's biggest strength is his run-stopping ability, helping the Vikings finish 10th and 5th respectively in defensive rushing DVOA in his two Pro Bowl seasons in Minnesota.
Ndamukong Suh last spent three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, winning a Super Bowl with the team in 2020. Not only does Suh have the ability to stop the run as a B gap defensive tackle, he also still has the motor necessary to generate a pass rush from the interior. Suh finished with six sacks in each of his last two seasons for the Buccaneers.
While the Philadelphia Eagles have a fifth-ranked defense by DVOA, they currently sit at 28th in DVOA defending the run. Philadelphia's first loss of the season came on Monday night against the Washington Commanders, where the Commanders rushed 49 times for 152 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles posted a single-game defensive rushing DVOA of 12.7%.