The Eagles agreed to terms with veteran defensive tackle Linval Joseph on Wednesday.
"He's a heck of a football player and he's going to help us," Head Coach Nick Sirianni said on Wednesday, recalling how Joseph helped stymie the Eagles last season as a member of the Chargers.
This comes after the team placed Marlon Tuipulotu on Injured Reserve. The Eagles are already without first-round pick Jordan Davis, who is also on Injured Reserve.
Joseph is not yet at the NovaCare Complex, but Sirianni said that "hopefully, he gets to be able to play on Sunday" against the Indianapolis Colts and the league's reigning rushing champion Jonathan Taylor.
The 34-year-old Joseph is 6-foor-4 and 329 pounds. A 13-year veteran, Joseph originally joined the NFL as a second-round pick of the Giants in 2010 out of East Carolina. He signed with Minnesota in 2014 and earned back-to-back Pro Bowl invites in 2016-17. He spent the last two seasons with the Chargers in Los Angeles.
In 171 regular-season games (162 starts), Joseph has 644 career tackles, 56 tackles for loss, 25 sacks, 8 forced fumbles, 5 fumble recoveries, and a touchdown.