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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun, 26 Sep 2010 08:41:14 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Albert Young, LB Erin Henderson, DL Everson Griffen, DL Fred Evans, DL Jayme Mitchell, QB Joe Webb, C Jon Cooper, SS Tyrell Johnson inactive for Week 3.
Sun, 19 Sep 2010 08:42:22 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Albert Young, CB Cedric Griffin, OT Chris Degeare, CB Chris Cook, DL Everson Griffen, DL Jimmy Kennedy, QB Joe Webb, TE Mickey Shuler inactive for Week 2.
Thu, 09 Sep 2010 13:14:44 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have declared CB Cedric Griffin, CB Chris Cook, OT Chris Degeare, DL Everson Griffen, DL Jimmy Kennedy, QB Joe Webb, TE Mickey Shuler, RB Toby Gerhart inactive for Week 1.
Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:02:58 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have signed fourth-round draft choice DE Everson Griffen to a four-year deal worth just over $2.33 million, sources told FOXSports.com. The deal includes a signing bonus of $540,000.
Mon, 07 Jun 2010 12:34:25 -0700
Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said he believes DE Everson Griffen can become a very productive pass rusher during his career, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. "He could be the next great pass rusher in our league. He just has to know how important it is to go hard all the time, and I get the impression he understands that now," Frazier said.
Sat, 29 May 2010 11:47:59 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DT Kevin Williams said he has been impressed with DE Everson Griffen during offseason workouts and believes he can make an impact this season, reports Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Sat, 24 Apr 2010 04:17:53 -0700
With the No. 100 overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings selected Southern California DL Everson Griffen.
Thu, 08 Apr 2010 12:13:39 -0700
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Buffalo Bills have met with University of Southern California DE Everson Griffen, according to a source.
Wed, 07 Apr 2010 14:13:41 -0700
Gil Brandt, of NFL.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to work out University of Southern California DE Everson Griffen Saturday, April 10.
Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:20:04 -0800
Southern California DE/LB Everson Griffen said during the NFL Scouting Combine that the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns asked him if he would be willing to play in a 3-4 defensive scheme. Griffen said he would be willing to play in the scheme.
Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:55:49 -0800
Daniel Jeremiah, of MoveTheSticks.com, reports University of Southern California DE Everson Griffen measured in at 6-foot-3 3/8, 273 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Tue, 02 Feb 2010 21:39:44 -0800
NFLCombine.net reports Southern California OT Charles Brown, C Jeff Byers, DE Everson Griffen, RB Stafon Johnson, FS Taylor Mays, TE Anthony McCoy, RB Joe McKnight, OG Alex Parsons, CB Josh Pinkard, CB Kevin Thomas and WR Damian Williams have been invited to participate in the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 24 to March 2.
Sun, 27 Dec 2009 22:44:26 -0800
Mark Saxon, of ESPNLosAngeles.com, reports Southern California DE Everson Griffen said Saturday, Dec. 26, he would likely skip his senior season to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.