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Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph signed a five-year, $31.5 million contract after coming to the team from the New York Giants over the offseason. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press

New Vikings defensive tackle hid injury while with Giants

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MANKATO, Minn. – Linval Joseph was playing in the media mecca of New York. Still, he managed to keep his injury a secret.

The Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle said Friday he played all of last season for the Giants with a partially torn labrum. Before anyone wonders why he never appeared on the injury list with it, he said he didn’t tell his coaches.

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