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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

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Bears moving in opposite directions

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
The Packers overcame a slow start to beat the Lions and the Bears' slide continued as the Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive.

Peterson, Vikings run over Bears

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Vikings beat the free-falling Bears on Sunday.

Webb on ready alert if Vikings call

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Joe Webb remains the backup QB to Christian Ponder for now, but things could change if the passing game continues to struggle.

Vikings place WR Harvin on I.R.

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings placed WR Percy Harvin on injured reserve Wednesday. Harvin has not played since Week Nine because of an ankle injury.

Key matchup: Vikings QB Christian Ponder vs. Bears defense

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we delve into Sunday’s meeting between struggling Vikings QB Christian Ponder and a banged-up Bears defense.

Week 13 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 8:59 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, William Moore and Greg Zuerlein as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' skid is boosting Packers

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Packers have nosed back into the division lead after a victory over the Vikings and a Bears defeat at home to the Seahawks.

Packers pick Ponder twice in win over Vikings

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Morgan Burnett picked off Christian Ponder twice and the Packers overcame a monster day by Adrian Peterson for a 23-14 victory Sunday over the Vikings.

Struggling Simpson needs more than better technique

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is struggling and his problems might run deeper than merely needing better technique.

Report: Vikings DE Allen fined $21,000

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Vikings DE Jared Allen was fined $21,000 for his blind-side block on Bears OG Lance Louis, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

NFC North Spin cycle: Vikings can't stop Bears

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Bears are back in control of the NFC North after beating the Vikings soundly and watching the Giants shut down the Packers on Sunday night.

Bears top Vikings but at costly price

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
The Bears made a statement in the NFC North but lost five starters in the process; the shocking number of pick-sixes in the NFL; and more observations from Week 12.

Vikings pass defense needs to be step faster

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
The Vikings were not quick or strong enough to stop the Bears' passing game.

Cutler returns, Bears top Vikings

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 188 yards and a touchdown after missing a game because of a concussion, and the Bears got a 28-10 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Report: Bears QB Cutler will start vs. Vikings

Posted Nov. 24, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler has been cleared to return from the concussion he suffered in Week 10 and will start Sunday vs. the Vikings, according to a CBS report.

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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