Griffin spent his first six NFL seasons with the Vikings as a Cover-2 cornerback. Some NFL teams liked him as a safety prospect coming out of Texas in 2006, however, and Minnesota had considered moving Griffin from corner to safety, before his release last week.
Griffin goes 6-foot and 203 pounds. He could play either cornerback or free safety in D.C. The Redskins are expected to hold a training camp competition at strong safety, involving Reed Doughty and newly acquired Brandon Meriweather.
Griffin was the No. 78 overall player on PFT’s Hot 100.