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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-Cardinals matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game

Childress could use a win to smooth waters

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 8:05 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 Cardinals, it's head coach Brad Childress.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Eight loss to the Patriots in New England.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Here are quotes from Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, special-teams coordinator Brian Murphy and RB Adrian Peterson, transcribed by the Vikings' P.R. staff.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to check out in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game.

Five questions with Vikings beat writer and PFW correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad on five hot issues surrounding the team.

Titans awarded WR Moss on waivers

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Titans were awarded former Vikings WR Randy Moss on waivers Wednesday, the team confirmed.

Favre surprised by Moss release but ready to move on

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre said he was surprised to learn that the team had waived WR Randy Moss but that he and the rest of the team now must pick up the pieces and move on.

Vikings activate WR Rice from PUP list

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress announced Wednesday that WR Sidney Rice has been activated from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates shape up following their 28-18 loss at New England.

Week Eight: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
Each week we examine whether Vikings QB Brett Favre, who is being paid more than $1 million per game this season, earned his paycheck. Let's take a look at the Week Eight loss to the Patriots.

Report: Moss' behavior led to his release

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
Randy Moss recently embarrassed himself and his former team with some boorish behavior at a team function, which might have led to the Vikings releasing him, Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver is reporting.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup heading into Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game in Minnesota.

Childress releases statement about Moss

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
Right at the start of the Monday night game between the Colts and Texans, Vikings head coach Brad Childress released a statement regarding the impending release of WR Randy Moss.

Where is Randy Moss headed next?

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
With Randy Moss likely headed out of Minnesota, talk has immediately turned to where he will play next. We've sifted through the NFL's roster of teams and offer some thoughts on which uniform Moss will be wearing come ...

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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