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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-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup from Sunday's Vikings-Bears game in Chicago

Three-and-out with Bears CB D.J. Moore

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly spent some time chatting with Bears CB D.J. Moore as he prepares to face the Vikings this Sunday at Soldier Field.

NFC North midseason reports

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Surprising Packers CB Tramon Williams has played like a Pro Bowler, outdoing his more celebrated teammate Charles Woodson. Read about this and more in our NFC North midseason reports.

Favre tells NFL Network that he won't return in 2011

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre told Steve Mariucci of the NFL Network in an interview that was aired during Thursday night's broadcast of the Ravens-Falcons game that he would not be returning to play in 2011.

Sterger finally meets with NFL to discuss Favre allegations

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Former New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger finally met with NFL officials in New York City Thursday regarding the ongoing investigation into alleged text and voice messages sent to her by Brett Favre.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
Here are some quotes from Thursday's coordinator and player sessions with the Minnesota media.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
Brett Favre sliced up Chicago's defense last season, and, with quick playmakers at his disposal, the Bears' secondary is going to need help from the pass rush to force Favre to make quick decisions and settle for throwing short.

Vikings' Berrian has chance to impress

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Bernard Berrian appeared all but out of the Vikings' WR picture when Randy Moss joined the team, but Berrian has a chance to return next season.

Berrian fined for yellow cleats

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Vikings WR Bernard Berrian $5,000 for wearing yellow cleats in Sunday's game.

Five questions with PFW Vikings correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad to discuss five hot issues surrounding the team.

Report: Vikings players want Childress fired

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
Six Vikings players spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times anonymously, voicing their issues with head coach Brad Childress. They told the paper they would like Childress to be fired.

McKinnie must forget Peppers disaster

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
Each week we focus on a Vikings player or coach who is in the spotlight. Heading into Sunday's game against the Bears, it's OLT Bryant McKinnie.

Vikings They said it: Wednesday edition

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Here are some quotes from Wednesday's press conference and conference calls with the Minnesota media.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Week 10 battle between the Vikings and Bears.

Childress won't say if Rice will play vs. Bears

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
Sidney Rice could make his season debut on Sunday against the Bears in Chicago, but the Vikings' wide receiver has not been cleared yet by head coach Brad Childress.

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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