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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

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
After winning Sunday, the 4-1 Vikings and Bears hold a two-game advantage over the 2-3 Packers in the NFC North.

Harvin leads Vikings to 4-1

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin had one touchdown rushing and another receiving to help the Vikings to a 30-7 victory over the Titans on Sunday.

Vikings S Smith ejected

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Vikings rookie S Harrison Smith was ejected from the Vikings-Titans game on Sunday for pushing a referee.

Defensive front gives Vikings edge again

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings' defensive line has been a big reason for their early-season success.

Key matchup: Titans RB Chris Johnson vs. Vikings defense

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Titans RB Chris Johnson finally got going last week against a tough defense, but can he keep it up against the Vikings?

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The surprising Vikings took hold of the NFC North one-fourth of the way through the season with a big win at Detroit.

Two return TDs help lift Vikings past Lions

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown, helping the Vikings beat the Lions 20-13 Sunday.

Ponder developing nicely for Vikings

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder has improved his game in a few important ways, and the Vikings are getting better offensively because of it.

Architect HKS chosen to design new Vikings stadium

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
The architect who designed stadiums for the Cowboys and Colts has been chosen to design the Vikings' new stadium.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Surprise, surprise: the Vikings are tied for the division lead. We take a closer look at Minnesota in the NFC North "Spin cycle." 

Ponder, Vikings hand 49ers first defeat

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder threw two touchdown passes to tight end Kyle Rudolph to help the Vikings hand the 49ers their first defeat, 24-13 on Sunday.

Vikings' LB corps suddenly razor thin

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
With Erin Henderson out, the Vikings have to do some shuffling with the linebackers against the 49ers.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the NFC North following Week Two.

Vinatieri kicks Colts, Luck to first victory

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Adam Vinatieri made a 53-yard field goal with 8 seconds left Sunday to give Andrew Luck and Indianapolis a 23-20 victory over Minnesota.

Winfield misses practice for brother's funeral

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:09 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Antoine Winfield missed practice on Thursday to attend his brother's funeral.

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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