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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

Vikings sign OT Horn

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Friday that they have signed OT Levi Horn, a second-year player out of Montana.

Vikings extend training camp

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced the dates of their training camp on Wednesday and it will stretch to three weeks long.

Vikings add DE Reed

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
The Vikings announced the signing of DE Nick Reed, who spent time with both the Bears and Bucs last season.

Vikings to use Gophers' stadium

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 11:35 p.m. ET
The Vikings have entered into an agreement with the University of Minnesota to use TCF Bank Stadium during the construction of a new Vikings stadium.

New Vikings stadium a near certainty

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
The Minnesota Senate voted 36-30 on Thursday in favor of a new stadium for the Vikings. The last step is a signature from Gov. Mark Dayton.

Vikings' Peterson determined to be ready by Week One

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who is rehabbing from a torn ACL and MCL, said Wednesday he expects to be healthy by the season opener.

Vikings new stadium just one vote away

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
The Minnesota state Senate must approve a new bill that would approve the funding for a $975 million stadium that would open in 2016.

Vikings dilemma: How much is too much for stadium?

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
If the Vikings want a new stadium, it appears they'll have to ante up more money or else walk away from the proposal.

Minnesota Senate approves changed stadium bill

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 1:12 a.m. ET
The Vikings moved one step closer to a new stadium in Minneapolis on Tuesday, as the Minnesota Senate voted in favor of a bill to finance it. 

Vikings stadium bill passes Minnesota House

Posted May 08, 2012 @ midnight ET
The Minnesota House of Representatives voted 73-58 to pass legislation for a new Vikings stadium.

Vikings release PK Longwell

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The Vikings released veteran PK Ryan Longwell on Monday, the team announced. He had been with Minnesota the past six seasons.

Saints sign DT Ayodele

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Saints signed DT Remi Ayodele to a one-year contract, the team announced on Monday.

Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The difficulty the Vikings are experiencing in getting a new stadium is similar to predicaments that are looming in other NFL cities.

Wife of ex-Viking guilty in hit-and-run

Posted May 03, 2012 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
The wife of ex-Vikings TE Joe Senser was convicted of two felonies in a hit-and-run that killed a man in August on an interstate highway ramp.

Vikings stadium vote set for Monday

Posted May 03, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
A vote will take place next Monday in the Minnesota House of Representatives to approve or deny funding for a Vikings stadium proposal.

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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