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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

Week 17 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Alfred Morris, Everson Griffen and Darius Reynaud as its Players of the Week.

Vikings defense taking strides toward improving

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings' defense isn't great statistically, but it's making plays when it needs to more consistently than last season.

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.

Texans DE Smith among those fined Friday

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Texans DE Antonio Smith was fined $21,000 for kicking Dolphins OG Richie Incognito. Smith said he will appeal the fine.

Vikings could have surprise performer in Griffen

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Everson Griffen could find himself on the field more this season as a specialty-package linebacker for the Vikings.

Frazier envisions Vikings' backups filling bigger roles

Posted March 28, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier believes many of the team’s needs can be filled internally.

Bucs seeing more of Bowers' ability emerge

Posted Dec. 10, 2011 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay has been slowly breaking in second-round pick Da'Quan Bowers, and the rookie is beginning to display his skills, according to NFC Whispers.

Despite errors, Bucs' Talib remains key playmaker

Posted Nov. 05, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Although he is prone to making some egregious mistakes, the Buccaneers consider CB Aqib Talib one of their impact players, according to NFC Whispers.

Vikings positional analysis: Defensive linemen

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET
This is the sixth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Vikings' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze Minnesota's defensive line situation.

Transitioning Vikings trying to keep team together, looking for franchise QB

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman has a clear picture of the QB he'll be targeting in this year's draft and will work hard to re-sign his many key free agents.

Vikings likely to hang onto Griffen

Posted Feb. 07, 2011 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
The Vikings were embarrassed by the actions of DE Everson Griffen, but they are likely to keep him for now.

Report: Two arrests in one weekend for Vikings DE Griffen

Posted Feb. 01, 2011 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
Vikings rookie DE Everson Griffen had a bad weekend in Los Angeles, as he was arrested twice in three days.

Vikings face tough call on DE Edwards

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Vikings DE Ray Edwards has had another solid season, but the team might choose not to meet his asking price as a free agent in the offseason.

Vikings rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week 13 win over the Bills.

Vikings rookie report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week 11 loss to the Packers.

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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