Former ECU football standout Linval Joseph signs with the Los Angeles Chargers

FILE - In this May 25, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph works out during NFL football practice in Eden Prairie, Minn. The salary-cap-strapped Minnesota Vikings have terminated the contracts of two long-time starters: nose tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. The move will clear more than $18.5 million off the team's salary cap. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Defensive tackle Linval Joseph has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press that Joseph’s contract is for $17 million but could go as high as $19 million with additional incentives. The signing could be announced later Wednesday when the new league year begins.

Joseph will be entering his 11th season. He was drafted in the second round by the New York Giants in 2010 and has spent the past six years with the Minnesota Vikings. He was released last week in a salary cap move.

Joseph’s forte is run stopping and he should pair well with defensive ends Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. Los Angeles was in the market for a defensive tackle after releasing Brandon Mebane last week.