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Vikings | Friday practice report for Week 12

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:14:25 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee), DE Scott Crichton (hip), DE Everson Griffen (neck), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) all fully practiced and was probable. OT Mike Harris (ankle) and CB Captain Munnerlyn (non-injury) both were limited and are probable. WR Jarius Wright (hamstring) fully participated and is questionable. DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) did not participate and is questionable.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:29:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. LB Anthony Barr (knee), OT Michael X. Harris (ankle) and WR Jarius Wright (hamstring) were limited. DEs Scott Crichton (hip) and Everson Griffen (neck) and CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) were full participants.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Week 12

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:58:16 -0800

Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright (hamstring) and OT Mike Harris (ankle) both did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. LB Anthony Barr (knee), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and DE Everson Griffen (neck) all were limited in practice. DE Scott Crichton (hip) fully practiced.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen expects to start

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:47:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen (illness) said he expects to start at right defensive end Week 1 even though he is listed as questionable for the game.

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Vikings | Friday injury report

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:19:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings FB Zach Line (ankle), LB Michael Mauti (foot) and LB Brandon Watts (knee) have been ruled out for Week 1. DE Everson Griffen (illness) and OT Michael X. Harris (shoulder) are questionable, while CB Jabari Price (shoulder) and WR Rodney Smith (neck) are probable. Griffen, Line, Mauti and Watts did not practice Friday, Sept. 5. Harris was limited, while Price and Smith practiced in full.

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Vikings | More aggressive on defense

Sat, 21 Jun 2014 16:24:33 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen said the new defensive philosophy calls for more aggressive, up-field attack. Griffen will be utilized as an outside pass rusher in head coach Mike Zimmer's system, which contrasts his miscast role as an inside rusher last year.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen sits out

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:00:54 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen (back) did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, June 5, because of a back injury. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Griffen's injury is not serious and that he could have practiced if the team needed him to participate.

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Vikings | Michael Johnson may go elsewhere

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:25:41 -0700

Although the Minnesota Vikings have expressed an interest in free-agent DE Michael Johnson (Bengals), the signing of DE Everson Griffen could put a stop to that. Sources indicate Johnson could head elsewhere, although new Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer had Johnson as a player in Cincinnati.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen contract update

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:48:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Vikings have re-signed DE Everson Griffen to a five-year deal worth $42.5 million. The deal includes $20 million in guaranteed money.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen to return

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:26:41 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed free-agent DE Everson Griffen to a new five-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Vikings | Coach would like three linemen to return

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:41:47 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he would like the team to re-sign impending free-agent DE Jared Allen, DE Everson Griffen and DT Kevin Williams this offseason but understands the team may not have the money to make that happen.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen strongest tag candidate

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:36:53 -0800

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent DE Everson Griffen appears to be the most likely candidate to receive the franchise tag if the team decides to use it.

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Vikings | Likely will try to bring back Everson Griffen

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:02:41 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings likely will try to re-sign impending free-agent DE Everson Griffen this offseason. The team has only had preliminary talks with Griffen at this point.

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Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 14

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:14:00 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) and CB Josh Robinson (chest) have been ruled out for Week 14. LB Larry Dean (knee) and SS Jamarca Sanford (ankle) are listed as questionable. RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), DE Jared Allen (finger), DE Everson Griffen (toe), DT Fred Evans (knee), DT Sharrif Floyd (illness), LB Chad Greenway (wrist) and SS Andrew Sendejo (toe) are listed as probable. Rudolph and Robinson did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 6. Dean was limited during practice while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report for Week 14

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:25:16 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB Josh Robinson (chest) and TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 5. DE Jared Allen (finger), DT Sharrif Floyd (illness), LB Chad Greenway (wrist) and S Jamarca Sanford (ankle) were limited. RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), DT Fred Evans (knee), DE Everson Griffen (toe) and S Andrew Sendejo (toe) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Week 14

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:10:56 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Larry Dean (knee), CB Josh Robinson (chest), TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) and S Jamarca Sanford (ankle) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. DE Jared Allen (finger) and LB Chad Greenway (wrist) both were limited in practice. RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), DT Fred Evans (knee), DE Everson Griffen (toe) and S Andrew Sendejo (toe) all fully practiced.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen receives offer

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:16:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen said he received a contract extension offer but it was not what he is looking for. The two sides are still talking about a possible extension.

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Vikings | Five linemen entering final contract years

Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:01:40 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen, DE Brian Robison, DE Everson Griffen, DT Kevin Williams and DT Fred Evans are all entering the final year of their contracts.

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Vikings | Eight probable

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:45:48 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (shoulder), DE Everson Griffen (elbow), OT Matt Kalil (illness), P Chris Kluwe (knee, groin), OT Phil Loadholt (knee), S Mistral Raymond (ankle), CB Marcus Sherels (quadriceps, elbow) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) are probable for Week 16. Winfield was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 21, while the others practiced in full.

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Vikings | Two fully practice

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:49:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen (elbow) and CB Marcus Sherels (quadriceps, elbow) both fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.

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Vikings | Two practice in full

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:37:09 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen (elbow) and CB Marcus Sherels (quadriceps, elbow) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 19.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen might see more time

Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:24:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DL Everson Griffen might see a full game's worth of snaps in Week 16 against the Houston Texans if DE Brian Robison (shoulder) cannot play.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen expected to play Week 7

Sat, 20 Oct 2012 10:53:33 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen is expected to play Week 7 after leaving the team earlier this week to attend his mother's funeral. Head coach Leslie Frazier said he is not sure what Griffen's mental state will be during the game.

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Vikings | Two miss practice

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:04:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen (undisclosed) and S Mistral Raymond (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen fined

Sat, 15 Sep 2012 11:21:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen has been fined $15,750 for making helmet-to-helmet contact in Week 1.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen moving back to DE

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:29:22 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said LB Everson Griffen will be moving back to defensive end but will still see time as a linebacker in the nickel defense. Frazier said Griffen is being moved because LBs Erin Henderson and Marvin Mitchell are doing well during training camp.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen leaves with stinger

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:15:34 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Everson Griffen (shoulder) left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 7, due to a shoulder stinger. Head coach Leslie Frazier said the injury was considered minor.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen could still see time at DE

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:33:54 -0700

Minnesota Vikings manager Leslie Frazier said there could be times this season where the team has LB Everson Griffen line up at defensive end. Griffen moved from defensive end to linebacker during the offseason.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen dropping weight

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:06:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen said he is gotten down to 263 pounds this offseason because the coaches have told him he will start training camp as a linebacker.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Tom Pelissero and Dean Berhow-Goll

Vikings | Everson Griffen could see more time at LB

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:27:38 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen worked at linebacker during practice Thursday, June 21, because the team is looking for ways to get him on the field more. Griffen said he enjoyed playing linebacker last season and is open to playing at the position more this season.

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Vikings | Want bigger role for Everson Griffen

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:50:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has to find a way to get DL Everson Griffen more playing time in 2012. "We've got to. He showed that he's worthy of more snaps than what we gave him. When we went back and looked at his number of snaps versus his production, he needs more snaps," Frazier said.

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Vikings | Several DL struggled in 2011

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:23:41 -0800

While Minnesota Vikings DL Jared Allen is a defensive player of the year candidate, and Brian Robison and Kevin Williams held their own, the team struggled up front. DLs Everson Griffen, Letroy Guion, Remi Ayodele, Fred Evans and Christian Ballard all struggled in 2011. Ballard saw time at multiple spots, and might need to focus on one position. Ayodele and Evans figure to return, but they might have plenty of competition in training camp.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen could move to LB

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:43:57 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen could move to linebacker next season because the team has depth at defensive end and they want to get him on the field. The team considered the move last season but there were no offseason workouts to work on the transition.

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Vikings | Eight probable

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:40:24 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB Asher Allen (shoulder), LB Chad Greenway (elbow), DL Everson Griffen (quadriceps), LB E.J. Henderson (shoulder), OG Anthony Herrera (knee), OG Steve Hutchinson (illness), DL Brian Robison (concussion) and TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hand) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 9, and are probable for Week 14.

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Vikings | Six players limited

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:33:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hand), OG Steve Hutchinson (illness), DEs Everson Griffen (quadriceps) and Brian Robison (concussion), LB Chad Greenway (elbow) and CB Asher Allen (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Vikings | Four listed as limited participants

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 17:40:03 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB Asher Allen (shoulder), LB Chad Greenway (elbow), DL Everson Griffen (quadriceps) and TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hand) were each listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen to stay at DE

Sat, 10 Sep 2011 08:48:21 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen will be at defensive end full time after the team tried him out at linebacker at practice during the preseason. Head coach Leslie Frazier said there are packages where Griffen will be moved around but will still be a defensive end.

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Vikings | Emerson Griffen to see time at two spots Thursday

Thu, 01 Sep 2011 11:09:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen will see playing time at defensive end and linebacker in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1. The team is considering the idea of moving Griffen to linebacker on a more permanent basis.

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Vikings | Remain confident in Everson Griffen

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 06:55:20 -0800

Minnesota Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said troubled DL Everson Griffen had a positive meeting with head coach Leslie Frazier and the team is still confident in him, according to Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. "I'll keep internally what's been discussed, but we feel very confident in Everson," Spielman said.

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Vikings | NFL reviewing Everson Griffen incidents

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 14:28:22 -0800

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is looking into the circumstances surrounding Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen's two arrests over the past week, reports 1500ESPN.com's Tom Pelissero. His first arrest was for being drunk in public and his second arrest was for battery after allegedly fleeing police who stopped him for a traffic violation.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen will not face felony charges

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 19:43:52 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings DL Everson Griffen will not face felony charges stemming from his arrest Monday, Jan. 31, in Los Angeles, reports Brad Biggs, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen released from jail

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 11:39:51 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen has been released from jail after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer, according to The Associated Press. Griffen is due in court Feb. 25.

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Vikings | Release Everson Griffen statement

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 08:05:51 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings released a statement regarding DL Everson Griffen's arrest, according to CBSSports.com. "We are aware of (Monday's) alleged incident involving Everson Griffen. At this time, the team is gathering all the facts and we'll withhold any further comment."

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Vikings | Everson Griffen arrested

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 08:04:04 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DL Everson Griffen was arrested Monday, Jan. 31, for assaulting an officer at a traffic stop, according to the Daily Trojan. According to the LAPD, Griffen was pulled over and did not have identification, became aggressive with the police, attempted to run before being tased and was charged with felony battery.

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Vikings | Everson Griffen will have to earn starting job

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:11:32 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are high on DE Everson Griffen but he will have to earn the starting defensive end job during training camp, reports Jeremy Fowler, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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Vikings | Four players probable for Week 10

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 13:39:06 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt (knee), DL Everson Griffen (shoulder) and CBs Lito Sheppard (hand) and Frank Walker (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 12, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. They are listed as probable for Week 10 and are expected to play.

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Vikings | Two practice Thursday

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:51:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DL Everson Griffen (shoulder) and CB Lito Sheppard (hand) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 11, according to Vikings.com.

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Vikings | Three practice fully Wednesday

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:12:53 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen (shoulder) and CBs Lito Sheppard (hand) and Frank Walker (hamstring) all practiced fully Wednesday, Nov. 10.

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Vikings | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 17 Oct 2010 12:31:06 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared OT Chris Degeare, CB Chris Cook, DL Everson Griffen, WR Hank Baskett, DL Jimmy Kennedy, QB Joe Webb, FB Naufahu Tahi, SS Tyrell Johnson inactive for Week 6.

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Vikings | Week 5 Inactives

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 16:15:34 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Albert Young, CB Chris Cook, DL Everson Griffen, DL Fred Evans, WR Hank Baskett, QB Joe Webb, C John Sullivan, SS Tyrell Johnson inactive for Week 5.

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