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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

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Vikings OG Hutchinson plans to play with broken thumb

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Vikings OG Steve Hutchinson said he suffered a broken thumb in Sunday's win over the Redskins but that he expects to play Sunday against the Bills.

Vikings' Peterson has sprained ankle

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has a sprain of his right ankle, interim coach Leslie Frazier said in a radio interview Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Bills game at the Metrodome.

60-second rant: Vikings must respect the Bills

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:02 p.m. ET
The Bills come in to the Metrodome on Sunday with nothing to lose and a whole lot of confidence, and the Vikings should not take this one lightly.

Peterson to undergo MRI for ankle injury

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson left the Vikings' Week 12 victory over the Redskins in the second quarter with an ankle injury and will undergo an MRI Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

Gerhart steps up when Vikings need him

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson limped off the field in the second quarter of Sunday's win, and Toby Gerhart stepped with with some hard running in a very good relief appearance.

Hot assistant coaches who could move up

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 4:33 a.m. ET
With Jason Garrett and Leslie Frazier auditioning for head-coaching jobs and several other vacancies likely arising in 2011, PFW looks at the assistant coaches who have the best shot at becoming head coaches next season.

Frazier wins Viking debut, top 'Skins 17-13

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
New Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier started of his career a winner, as Brett Favre led two scoring drives in a 17-13 victory over the Redskins.

Vikings-Redskins prediction

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm says to expect a solid effort by the beleaguered Vikings Sunday against the Redskins.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they head to D.C. to face the 5-5 Redskins in Week 12.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Favre will get chance to finish things off

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Interim head coach Leslie Frazier left no doubt about his plans now that he has taken over, keeping QB Brett Favre as the team's starter.

Five questions with PFW Vikings correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad to discuss five hot issues surrounding the team.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Frazier will have his chance

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
Each week we focus on a Vikings player or coach who is most under the microscope. This week it is interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

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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