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.