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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 fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Let's take a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they prepare to face the Bills in Week 13.

Vikings' offense starting to evolve after Childress

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 12:59 a.m. ET
There has been speculation about how the Vikings' offense might change without Brad Childress' fingerprints on it, and we're starting to see what that effect is.

Bieniemy leaving Vikings for OC job at Colorado

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy confirmed to the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Saturday that he has taken the University of Colorado's offensive coordinator position.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is another key matchup when the Vikings and Bills match up Sunday in Minnesota.

Five questions with Vikings RB Toby Gerhart

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 5:24 p.m. ET
PFW chatted this week with Vikings RB Toby Gerhart, coming off his 22-carry, 76-yard game against the Redskins. We asked him five questions — plus a bonus sixth — about his season to date.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
Here are some selected quotes from two Vikings assistants as they prepare to face the Bills on Sunday.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 9:03 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Bills game in Minnesota.

Report: RB coach Bieniemy wanted at Colorado

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The Denver Post is reporting that Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy could be in line to be the offensive coordinator at University of Colorado if Redskins TE coach Jon Embree accepts the school's head-coaching position. Embree has reportedly been ...

NFL assistants on Colorado's radar

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The University of Colorado has offered its head-coaching job to Redskins TE coach Jon Embree, according to The Denver Post. Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy is a likely candidate to be the team's offensive coordinator, the newspaper reported as ...

Kevin Williams must back it up

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week,we look at DT Kevin Williams, coming off his best game this season.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Bills game in Minnesota.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 12

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 17-13 win over the Redskins:

Favre on 2011; 'I'm done, I'm done'

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Answering a question he no doubt will be asked another three dozen times between now and the start of next season, Vikings QB Brett Favre nonetheless is sticking with a familiar refrain: He said he will not play football in ...

Two Los Angeles groups interested in Vikings

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Two groups of investors interested in landing an NFL team in Los Angeles have approached the Vikings about potentially relocating, according to team vice president of public affairs Lester Bagley.

Scout's Notebook: Vikings OLG Steve Hutchinson

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki analyzes Vikings OLG Steve Hutchinson from a scout's perspective, detailing his positives and negatives.

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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