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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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Moss returning? If so, Belichick is genius

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. It's not my style. But what would happen if Randy Moss came back to the Patriots now that the Vikings appear ready to release him?

Rice back on fantasy radar after Moss release

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
With Randy Moss' time in Minnesota shockingly coming to an end after just four games, according to some reports, WR Sidney Rice all of a sudden has a chance to make a serious fantasy impact down the stretch.

Report: Vikings release Randy Moss

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Only four weeks after trading for the All-Pro wide receiver, the Vikings have chosen to let go of WR Randy Moss, according to the NFL Network.

Moss unhappy already? It's no Halloween prank

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
Randy Moss is unhappy with the media, but more importantly, he appears unhappy with his situation in Minnesota. Losing to the Patriots, the team that traded him, was a good reminder.

Vikings' players of the week: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 10 p.m. ET
The Vikings' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 28-18 loss to the Patriots in Week Eight.

Pats knock out Favre, hand Vikings their fifth loss

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Tom Brady connected with Brandon Tate for a 65-yard touchdown on a broken play to give New England a 28-18 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, knocking Favre out of the game in the process.

Favre leaves game after hit to chin

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre was carted off the field with a facial laceration. His return is questionable.

Vikings-Patriots prediction

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm thinks the Patriots will dominate the Vikings on Sunday — and knock Brett Favre out of the game.

Patriots-Vikings prediction

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's ankle has taken attention away from Randy Moss' return to New England in this highly anticipated matchup. PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain believes the well-rounded, confident Patriots have the advantage.

Vikings' Greenway off to terrific start

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 3:03 a.m. ET
Although the statistics may not show it, the Vikings' defense has played well, particularly LB Chad Greenway, who's been playing like a Pro Bowler.

Don't rule out Rice's return to Vikings this season

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Although he's still a few weeks away from getting on the practice field, Vikings WR Sidney Rice may yet be able to return to game action this season, according to NFC North Whispers.

Patriots-Vikings matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 7 p.m. ET
Here is a matchup to watch in the Week Seven game between the Patriots and Vikings.

Report: Favre expects to start Sunday

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre expects to start in Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Five questions with Vikings LB Chad Greenway

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
This week, PFW spends a few minutes with Vikings LB Chad Greenway to talk about his excellent play, the vibe in the locker room and digging out of the hole they are in.

Vikings' flashback: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET

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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