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Everson Griffen

Everson Griffen - #97 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 273 lbs.
Birthday 12/22/1987
Birthplace Avondale, AZ
College USC
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 4th round, 2nd pick by Vikings

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
23 1 1

Predicting worst teams not easy business

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm says the Colts will edge out the Vikings for low men on the totem pole in the NFL this season.

Vikings could have surprise performer in Griffen

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Everson Griffen could find himself on the field more this season as a specialty-package linebacker for the Vikings.

Vikings RB Peterson to start training camp on PUP list

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
The Vikings have placed RB Adrian Peterson on the active physically-unable-to-perform list to start training camp.

Titans C Cooper retires

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Titans C Jon Cooper retired Friday and accepted a coaching position at Oklahoma.

Vikings sign first-round OT Kalil

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to terms with No. 4 overall pick OT Matt Kalil, the St. Paul Pioneer Press first reported.

Former Vikings GM Lynn dies

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Former Vikings GM Mike Lynn died Saturday. He was 76. Lynn served as the team’s GM from 1975-90.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings in training camp.

Agent: Favre will be an assistant high school coach

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 10 p.m. ET
Brett Favre is returning to football — as an assistant high school football coach in his native Mississippi.

Tough reads on these five fantasy players

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Here are five fantasy players whose value entering the 2012 season can be very tough to figure out.

Dayton sorry for comparing NFL players to war vets

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton apologized Thursday for comparing NFL players in trouble with the law to veterans returning from war.

Minn. governor defends Vikings RB Peterson

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Gov. Mark Dayton has a theory on why so many Minnesota Vikings and other NFL players have been in trouble with the law.

Hearing in Peterson nightclub case set for Aug. 6

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson’s court date is set for Aug. 6 on a misdemeanor charge from an incident last weekend at a Houston nightclub.

Attorney says charge against RB Peterson a lie

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson was a victim, not the aggressor, during an altercation at a Houston night club over the weekend, his attorney said Monday.

Vikings RB Peterson arrested for resisting arrest

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was arrested early Saturday morning in Houston for resisting arrest. 

Ranking the last-place teams heading into 2012

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
It’s always hard to imagine last-place teams turning things around quickly, but it happens nearly every season in the NFL. Here's who could do it in 2012.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 12, 2012
Griffen is planning to travel with the Vikings to Washington and play in Sunday's game following the sudden death of his mother.||||||| Griffen returned to practice on Friday after missing the day before. He said he wanted to be with the team for support and to honor his mother, Sabrina Scott, who'd been in town visiting him. Griffen said she was healthy but politely declined to discuss her death further.
Posted Oct. 11, 2012
Griffen missed practice on Thursday after the sudden death of his mother.||||||| Coach Leslie Frazier says Eden Prairie police arrived at the team's headquarters on Wednesday to deliver the news to Griffen. No details of her death were immediately available. Griffen is a key player for the Vikings on special teams and has become a valued and versatile backup on the defensive line and at linebacker for the defense.
Posted Feb. 01, 2011
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been released from a California jail where he's been held since his arrest for allegedly assaulting a police officer. Griffen was arrested Monday in Los Angeles for allegedly assaulting an officer after a traffic stop. Police say officers used a stun gun to subdue Griffen during a struggle after he tried to flee.||||||| Griffen played for USC and was a fourth-round draft pick by the Vikings last year. He saw more playing time toward the end of his rookie season and finished with 11 tackles.

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