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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 PK Walsh wins 2012 Golden Toe Award

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
Vikings rookie PK Blair Walsh was voted the 2012 Golden Toe winner as the NFL's top kicking specialist.

Lagging Vikings stadium funds concern lawmakers

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
A state lawmaker is growing concerned about the reliability of tax revenue that is supposed to help pay for construction of a new Vikings stadium.

Peterson wins PFW/PFWA MVP honors

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson is the winner of both the MVP and Comebacker Player of the Year awards, as voted by Pro Football Weekly and the PFWA.

Vikings thrived with fewer coaching errors

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
A sounder, smarter Vikings coaching staff was a big reason for the team's success in 2012.

Peterson's freakish healing will make others suffer

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
By healing so quickly and turning in his best season to date, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has set an unfair standard for others' rehabilitations.

Expanding the playoffs a bad idea

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Expanded playoffs? Bad idea if the wild-card games were a clue. Plus, how Leslie Frazier and Mike Shanahan handled QB decisions.

Harvin's role with Vikings remains unknown

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Since WR Percy Harvin landed on injured reserve on Dec. 5, his future with the Vikings seriously has come into doubt.

Vikings DE Allen to have shoulder surgery

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
Vikings DE Jared Allen will have surgery this offseason to repair a torn labrum, according to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com in Minnesota.

Packers show off depth in wild-card win over Vikings

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:43 a.m. ET
The Packers reminded everyone of how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Vikings 24-10.

Vikings' Ponder inactive; Webb starts vs. Packers

Posted Jan. 05, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Christian Ponder is suffering from burisitis and will not play in the wild-card matchup against the Packers in Green Bay.

Friday injury report for wild-card round

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the wild-card weekend, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Thursday's wild-card injury report

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The injury report report for this weekend's wild-card action, as released by the NFL.

Running the 'Card table: Tom Danyluk's wildcard predictions

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
PFW columnist Tom Danyluk breaks down the wild-card round action and offers his predictions.

Lewis, Pagano highlight emotional weekend

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Three of this year's wild-card games are whoppers, with the two Sunday games appearing to be quite fascinating.

Key matchup: Vikings QB Christian Ponder vs. Packers pass defense

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Strange as it may sound given Adrian Peterson’s ability to take over a game, the Packers must focus on Vikings QB Christian Ponder.

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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