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PHILADELPHIA — Two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Linval Joseph signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday.

The Eagles also placed Dallas Goedert on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, meaning he would miss at least the next four games. A source confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday that Goedert was expected to miss an extended period of time after injuring his shoulder on Monday night.

Joseph, 34, started 14 games last season for the Los Angeles Chargers, posting 57 tackles (three for loss), one sack and two quarterback hits.

At 6-foot-4 and 329 pounds, he has experience as a space-eating nose tackle — a position rookie Jordan Davis put him on injured reserve before suffering a high ankle sprain on October 30 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Landed on The Eagles have struggled against the run in his absence, passing for 168 yards against the Houston Texans in Week 9 and 152 yards and two touchdowns in a loss – their first of the season – to the Washington Commanders on Monday night.

“We’ll watch this tape and see what went down in this game, knowing that, hey, when you show that one team strikes a spot, we’re going to watch it again, okay? , and then we’re going to go see it again,” coach Nick Siriani said after the 32-21 loss to the Commanders. “So, we’ll work like crazy to fix it, and we figure that’s going to be the narrative of how to beat us. We’ve got to own it and fix it, and we will.”

Goedert is one of the primary options for quarterback Jalen Hurts in the passing game. He is second on the team in receiving yards (544) and second in receiving touchdowns with three.

He was injured Monday night in the fourth quarter on a play that included a controversial non-call that helped turn the tide of the game in Washington’s favor.

On third and 1 and the Eagles trailing by two, Hurts completed a pass to Goedert for a first down. Linebacker Jamin Davis apparently grabbed and pulled off Goedert’s face mask as he attempted to tackle him, as well as defensive tackle John Ridgway loosening the ball. Ridgway’s entire weight was on Goedert as he was thrown to the ground, his left shoulder absorbing much of the impact. Goedert was evaluated before returning to the game.

Joseph played for the New York Giants, who selected him in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft, over a 12-year career from the Minnesota Vikings and Chargers.

He had 644 tackles and 25 sacks while starting 162 games. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in both the 2016 and ’17 seasons.

In other moves on Wednesday, the Eagles placed defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu on injured reserve, activated physically unable to perform Tyree Jackson and opened a 21-day practice window for defensive end Janarius Robinson. Safety Marquis Blair was also signed to the team’s practice squad.