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Titans, Griffin agree to five-year deal

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Sometimes, a guy with leverage doesn’t have to use it to get a deal done.

Safety Michael Griffin, a franchise player who had yet to sign his one-year tender but who showed up for offseason workouts, has inked a five-year deal.  The team has announced the new contract.

A first-round pick in 2007, Griffin has appeared in every regular-season game during his career, starting all but one since 2008.

Terms of the deal are not yet known.

UPDATE 2:53 p.m. ET:  Per a league source, the deal is worth roughly $7 million per year.

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8 Responses to “Titans, Griffin agree to five-year deal”
  1. tatatoothy says: Jun 19, 2012 3:00 PM

    Great teams find ways to keep their great players.

  2. fm31970 says: Jun 19, 2012 3:15 PM

    “a franchise player who had yet to sign his one-year tender but who showed up for offseason workouts”

    This is how it’s supposed to go down. No drama, just gettin’ to work and knowing the deal will get done.

  3. thcnote says: Jun 19, 2012 3:16 PM

    Take a lesson from this guy Drew. Show up and do what you are suppose to and you will get your contract. But then again you are part of the union head so your not that smart.

  4. titanryan says: Jun 19, 2012 3:33 PM

    Seeing some of the comments on other threads, I’m not understanding why mine keep getting erased.

    Anyways, I support the Titans religiously…but this is ridiculous. He led the team in picks, but thats more a product of luck than skill. This guy gets abused in coverage regularly. Solid job, once again, Titans (CJ). 5 more yrs of watching Griffin run towards his own endzone…

  5. billhicks666 says: Jun 19, 2012 3:52 PM

    As a Texans fan, I’m very glad to see this. Griffin is good in run support but not in pass coverage, a la Roy Williams or Bernard Pollard. I will enjoy the next five years watching Griffin get burned by the Texans’ receivers.

  6. tennesseeoilers says: Jun 19, 2012 5:30 PM

    I like Griffin, but I sure miss the hard-hitting tackling machine that he was his first two seasons. I’ll never forget the shock of seeing Mark Sanchez go head-to-head with him a few years ago at the goal line, bounce off him and take it in for 6. Griff hasn’t been the same since . . .

  7. calititan says: Jun 19, 2012 5:47 PM

    He gets abused in coverage because of our horrible pass rush. Hard to play in coverage when the opposing Qb is just hanging out in the pocket.

  8. cobibones13 says: Jun 19, 2012 6:49 PM

    I love this guy. MJD always makes him look like a 13 year old girl when the Titans play the Jags and MJD gets into the open field. He’s also garbage in coverage.

    Good luck Titans

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