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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

Senser gets 41 months in fatal Minn. hit-and-run

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The wife of former Viking Joe Senser was sentenced Monday to nearly 3½ years in prison in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man.

Vikings-Titans game time pushed back

Posted July 06, 2012 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
The Vikings-Titans game in Week Five has been moved from a noon CT kickoff to 3:25 p.m. CT to accommodate the Twin Cities Marathon.

McNabb wise to job hunt, but not to fool himself

Posted June 29, 2012 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
I don’t blame Donovan McNabb for wanting to come back to the NFL, but he's no starting quarterback.

Vikings like Webb's QB potential behind Ponder

Posted June 23, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
While Christian Ponder will enter training camp as the Vikings' starting QB, the intriguing Joe Webb will continue to develop at the position.

Harvin a complex puzzle not easily solved

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Trying to figure out Percy Harvin or his motives is near-impossible, and the next two years the Vikings will try their best to hang on for the ride.

Back to work: Harvin returns to Vikings minicamp

Posted June 21, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin was back on the field Thursday, laughing with teammates and participating fully in the last practice of minicamp.

Harvin skips Vikings practice

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
WR Percy Harvin skipped the Vikings' mandatory minicamp practice Wednesday, and no one knows when he will be back.

Vikings WR Harvin requests trade

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin has requested a trade, as first reported by Jon Krawczynski of The Associated Press.

NFL suspends Vikings WR Simpson three games

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The NFL officially suspended Vikings WR Jerome Simpson for three games on Monday for violating the league’s substance-abuse poiicy.

Leber announces he's retiring

Posted June 09, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Former Chargers, Vikings and Rams LB Ben Leber announced he is retiring on Minneapolis radio station KFAN on Friday.

Vikings FB Felton apologizes for DUI arrest

Posted June 06, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Vikings FB Jerome Felton apologized for being arrested for DUI last weekend.

Reports: Vikings FB Felton arrested for DWI

Posted June 02, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Vikings FB Jerome Felton was arrested late Friday night on suspicion of driving while impaired. 

Vikings ink first-round S Smith

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
The Vikings have signed first-round S Harrison Smith, according to multiple reports. It is a standard four-year deal with an option for a fifth.

Vikings CB Allen retires

Posted May 30, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Asher Allen informed the team that he decided to retire, Leslie Frazier told reporters after the team’s OTA on Wednesday.

NFC North players in the crosshairs

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC North team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Lions DT Ndamukong Suh.

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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