Everson Griffen says shoulder is back to 100 percent

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Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen dealt with a shoulder injury down the stretch in 2015 and coach Mike Zimmer said after the team’s season came to an end that Griffen might have surgery to repair what he thought was a torn labrum.

As it turned out, Griffen didn’t have surgery after meeting with doctors including James Andrews and he says he didn’t have a torn labrum either. Griffen didn’t specify the exact nature of the injury, but said that the medical opinion was that he “had to rehab and rest it.”

Griffen’s done that since the end of the season and now feels back to full strength.

“My shoulder is back to 100 [percent],” Griffen said, via the Pioneer Press. “I’m good to go. I’m good to be able to go lift weights.”

Griffen, who missed one game last season, has 22.5 sacks over the last two years and will be a key part of a defense that did a lot of heavy lifting for Minnesota last season. Having him back in form should help them keep up that level of play as they try to defend their NFC North title.

46 responses to “Everson Griffen says shoulder is back to 100 percent

  1. Be careful to keep your fingers away from the window sill, fellow Packers fans.

  2. Just think that the hapless Packers passed on him 4 times…..some teams just love to be bad at particular things and the Packers choose defense…..and of course, playoff success..!!!

  3. Like moths to a flame. The first post is a packer fan.

    There are many avenues to gain employment. Job fairs, job skill sites and seminars. Perhaps walk down to the local bar or cheese farm and inquire about employment. After all, they’re only half a block away.

    You’ll miss out on posting comments the minute after each new Viking-related thread is published, but the trade off is gainful employment and actually contributing to the economy.

  4. Griffen, who missed one game last season, has 22.5 sacks over the last two years and will be a key part of a defense that did a lot of heavy lifting for Minnesota last season
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    Part of that heavy lifting the Minnesota defense did was to help Eddie Lacy off the turf.

  5. How is it that the Viking’s own doctors misdiagnosed a shoulder injury on one of their own players. To suggest it was torn and needed surgery only to find out neither was true should make all 53 Vikings very nervous about seeing the team doctor.

    But it all begins at the top, GM Spielman didn’t misdiagnose as much as just plain miss on drafting Qb’s, the owners didn’t misdiagnose as much as mislead their business partners in a $90 million dollar fraud case and the entire Viking organization mis-stated the true and final cost of that bird killing contraption they are calling a stadium.

  6. ariani1985 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 3:19 PM
    ..some teams just love to be bad at particular things and the Packers choose defense…..and of course, playoff success..!!!
    ________________

    No dog in the Vikes/Pack fight but have to say this post is a classic example of why it’s hard to take Vikes fans throwing shade seriously. The fans of a team whose most notable playoff achievement is holding the record for most playoff losses all time lose all credibility when they dog the the all time championship leader.

    Since none of us will ever live long enough to see the Vikes win half the number of championships the Packers have won maybe your boys could at least win ONE Lombardi before you throw playoff performance shade at a team in your own division that has won 4. Even Iggles fans aren’t dumb enough to do that and that’s saying a lot.

  7. MNVIKES1961… Whom exactly are you referring to when you said ” Bad news for ERIN, love it! ”
    Erin spelled that way is typically the spelling for a female. I assume you are speaking of AARON Rodgers. If you’re going to post, especially concerning one of our biggest rivals you should spell his name correctly. Otherwise you look as illiterate as the people in Green Bay.

  8. Just think that the hapless Packers passed on him 4 times…
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    And to think that the guys they drafted instead actually STARTED for the Packers instead of riding the pine the first few years like Griffen did.

    Of course most know why Griffen wasn’t drafted until the 4th round. The guy is a bad apple. It takes a real special player to be able to get arrested twice in 3 days.

  9. Can you fat cheeseheads please come up with an original thought? It’s always the same tired lines.. ” your kicker missed a kick” Teddy can’t throw “. It’s all so tired. How about a dozen of the smartest citizens in Green Bay put your heads together and come up with an original thought instead of just regurgitating comments that you’ve heard others say. It really is sad. Not only is Wisconsin known as the most obese region in the country ( that means fat for all of you packer fans ) but from reading posts from all of you trolls I feel comfortable saying the dumbest state in the country as well.
    Vikings have one of the youngest teams in the league and will be dominant for years to come. Enjoy watching your defense get burnt and AARON age while the Vikings mature and win back to back division titles!!
    SKOL MOFOS

  10. ariani1985 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 3:19 PM
    Just think that the hapless Packers passed on him 4 times…..some teams just love to be bad at particular things and the Packers choose defense…..and of course, playoff success..!!!
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    Come on arianal. Playoff success? That is beyond laughable!

    The Vikings have the all-time record for postseason losses in the history of the NFL.

    The Packers have the all-time record for postseason championships in the history of the NFL.

    Side-by-side it’s a no-brainer. Why do you even invite this humiliation upon yourself?

    Viking fans: Save this man! Save him from himself and from embarrassing all of you.

  11. marmar75 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 4:40 PM
    Vikings have one of the youngest teams in the league and will be dominant for years to come.
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    The Packers are not only younger than the Vikings, they have an “insurance” quarterback that’s better than any other QB in the division.

    Wishful thinking….just like every year.

  12. cheeseisfattening says:
    Apr 15, 2016 4:06 PM
    Part of that heavy lifting the Minnesota defense did was to help Eddie Lacy off the turf.
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    I will bet the new and improved Phatt Eddie provides more overall production in 2016 than Peterson, and at less than 1/4th the cost. Especially in the postseason, which he has already done three years in a row.

  13. jag1959 says:

    No dog in the Vikes/Pack fight but have to say this post is a classic example of why it’s hard to take Vikes fans throwing shade seriously. The fans of a team whose most notable playoff achievement is holding the record for most playoff losses all time lose all credibility when they dog the the all time championship leader.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    jag

    You’ve been reading to many misleading posts by Pisspoorperformance.

    In order to have a playoff loss, a team needs to make the playoffs.

    That’s something the Vikings do better than most teams in the NFL.

    The Vikings are tied at #5 in the NFL for most playoff appearances, despite only being in the league since 1961.

    The Vikings have dominated the NFC/Central by winning the Division more than any other team.

    They’ve also made the playoffs more than any other team in the division since the inception of divisional play.

    We laugh at the Packers – because they are the only NFL franchise to have gone 25 years (1968 – 1992) without scoring a single TD in the playoffs of a full regulation season (one FG in a playoff loss to the Redskins in 1972).

    During that same stretch where the Packers couldn’t find the endzone in the playoffs, the Vikings scored 63 playoff TD’s.

    Making the assumption that you are a fan of the Jaguars, the Jags have been around for 20 years and have only been in 11 playoff games.

  14. Jag1959…….you are 100% on-track. During the Viking “wonder years” in the seventies and eighties, while the Packers struggled and still sold out every game, the two teams went 15-14 and 14-15 respectively. That’s worth celebrating for them, huh?

    You see, Viking fans….especially the old ones like goatriver, were accustomed to kicking the Packers when they were down back then.

    Now, they are finding it hard to eat our crap sandwiches for the last twenty five years. That’s the crux.

    Good luck this year. Keep the faith……..it’s worked very well for Packer fans.

  15. During that same stretch where the Packers couldn’t find the endzone in the playoffs, the Vikings scored 63 playoff TD’s.
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    How sad that THIS is what you have to hang your hat on since you have nothing else. In Titletown, they hang their hat on CHAMPIONSHIPS. 13 of them to be exact.

    How many championships did the Vikings win during that 63 TD playoff run? ZERO Meanwhile, before the Packers went into the dark years, the won 5 in 8 years. The difference is clearly why Vikings fans are such a miserable casual fan base.

  16. Here we have another Viking that has gone his entire career without so much as a single playoff victory.

    THAT, is what I call hapless and tasteless.

  17. Does everybody in Wisconsin act like 4 yr olds?
    Another year of these same 8 guys, saying the same things.. except from the LOSINGPERSPECTIVE!
    Welcome to 3rd place in the NFCN pack Fans….

  18. I did enjoy the complete absence of Packer fans on social media after the Vikings won the NFC North at Lambeau Field. I will enjoy it their silence again this year, most likely around week 13…

  19. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Apr 16, 2016 10:21 AM
    Packer fans are so annoying.
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    You know, I get it. I do. Many Viking fans are as well. But understand that all I’m doing is reacting and responding to the insults and lies and putdowns posted about the Packers and Packer fans. When those stop, I’ll stop. To be respected, you must show respect.

  20. It’s hard to show respect when this person addresses a child. Grow up stellar and leave the foolish trash talk behind you. Griffen will have another great season providing he stays healthy.

  21. So, infinite, you want to be able to trash talk whenever you want, but you want us to stop trash talking because it’s childish?

    This is why we’ll always be better than you.

  22. Gotta admire the cute little packers fans to the east.

    They are so eager to step out of the shadow by screaming out loud from the rooftops that they too are a quality football team.

    It’s cute, it’s funny…but please remember it gets old after a while.

    Let them have their offseason championship talks. After all, that and talking about the past is all they are good for anyway.

  23. minnescrotums says:
    Apr 16, 2016 1:35 PM
    So, infinite, you want to be able to trash talk whenever you want, but you want us to stop trash talking because it’s childish?

    This is why we’ll always be better than you.
    ,,——
    You guys are better at childish trash talking.

    Maybe if you knew more about football you’d be better at real trash talking.

    Oh well…have fun in 3rd place in the north this year.

  24. marmar75 says:
    Apr 15, 2016 4:29 PM

    MNVIKES1961… Whom exactly are you referring to when you said ” Bad news for ERIN, love it! ”
    Erin spelled that way is typically the spelling for a female. I assume you are speaking of AARON Rodgers.

    ————————————

    Assume? Guess we can’t get anything past you.

  25. stellarperformance says:
    Apr 15, 2016 6:58 PM

    Jag1959…….you are 100% on-track. During the Viking “wonder years” in the seventies and eighties, while the Packers struggled and still sold out every game, the two teams went 15-14 and 14-15 respectively. That’s worth celebrating for them, huh?

    You see, Viking fans….especially the old ones like goatriver, were accustomed to kicking the Packers when they were down back then.

    Now, they are finding it hard to eat our crap sandwiches for the last twenty five years. That’s the crux.

    Good luck this year. Keep the faith……..it’s worked very well for Packer fans.
    ————
    Why is it always about eating something with you guys?

  26. Easy, Viking fans, easy. What else have Packer fans got to brag about, the quality of their alfalfa? The size of granny’s cheese curds? Nope, it’s either the Great and Grand Packers or their outmoded, steel bench seats and pee troughs of a dinosaur “History rich (a euphemism for “archaic dump”) Lambeau Stadium (I use “stadium” reluctantly). Wisconsin is a one trick state. That’s it. Period.

    Please let them talk like you would any other socially and mentally challenged child. They really don’t know any better and it’s not very nice to laugh at them. 13 wins in 96 seasons in the NFL, most of them before half of them were even born. Just let them go all puffy chest, snicker a little and walk away.

  27. teddy was terrible last year. yet the Vikings still won the division in lambeau. and packer fans come on here talk smack about him. intelligent fans would be embarrassed by that and keep their mouths shout. think about it

  28. tokyosandblaster says:
    Apr 15, 2016 3:19 PM
    Woo!

    Now maybe their kicker won’t miss wide left and their running back won’t beat kids!

    …wait…

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    That’ll all happen well before a Packer troll cares more about the goings on of the Packers, than the goings on of the Vikings.

  29. I love everything about my Vikings and I seriously cannot wait for the new season to start. I would think that the “fans” of other teams would have better things to do with their time (like write on their our pages)than troll our stories. What kind of people are you? I have met truly good Packer, and yes, even a few good Bear fans along the way, but jeez, I would NEVER want to run into, work with or even see you people in the grocery store. You must really lead a sad, lonely life. You say the same thing over and over and over again. You know, there is medication for that. Get some.

  30. vikingforlife says:
    Apr 17, 2016 3:22 PM
    I love everything about my Vikings and I seriously cannot wait for the new season to start. I would think that the “fans” of other teams would have better things to do with their time (like write on their our pages)than troll our stories.
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    Get off your high horse. Why don’t you appeal to your own kind, the trolls that have Packer related news programmed into their smart phones, the ones that pretend to be Packer fans just to spew the vitriol, the ones that have never provided a cohesive football opinion…..just insults and putdowns?

    Start there.

  31. George Calhoun, co-founder of the Packers, “I just want to live long enough to piss on Lambeau’s grave.”
    …………
    Sadly though, he didn’t. I encourage everyone to respect the memory of the late great Mr. Calhoun and follow through with his wish.

  32. Vikings won the NFCN last year *FACT*
    They Fixed their Offensive line *FACT*
    They saw weakness in their coaching staff
    and they made the correct changes *FACT*
    Green Bay was surprisingly bad in 2015 *FACT*
    Green Bay didn’t do anything to fix that *FACT*
    Minnesota has it’s best GM in 50 years he has found unbelievable quality players in the 3rd-5th rounds in the recent years *FACT*
    Ted Thompson is burned out and just going through the motions with a Coach that hates him and questions his abilities *FACT*
    Minnesota has rebuilt their team like they hadn’t
    since the late 60’s, methodical and instead of just ignoring areas of need, and just drafting the best player available, they have a complete team now,
    and are built for lasting success. *FACT*
    Last year wasn’t a fluke, it is the result of planning and the beginning of a lot of future heartbreak for Green Bay fans! ******FACT*****

  33. igocommando says:
    Apr 17, 2016 5:14 PM
    George Calhoun, co-founder of the Packers, “I just want to live long enough to piss on Lambeau’s grave.”
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    Sounds like another Viking fan pretending to be a Packer fan. It’s not called Calhoun Stadium for a reason.

    Besides…..you’re describing an event that took place in 1948. Everyone knows that Viking fans pay no service to any football history older than 1962.

  34. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Apr 15, 2016 3:19 PM

    Be careful to keep your fingers away from the window sill, fellow Packers fans.
    ============================================================================
    1st Packer fan I have seen with a little sense!
    The rest have had Blinders on the past 2 years as the Vikings have gotten steadily better.
    It will just be that more fun watching the rest of the idiots pick their jaws up off the ground as the Pack gets swept by a couple NFC North rivals..
    At least Jeffrey realizes you can only pee into the wind till it gets strong enough to blow back into
    your face!!!

  35. In no way would I ever pretend to be a packer fan. There are more than enough pretend packer fans in the world already. In the immortal words of George Calhoun, co-founder of the Packers, “I just want to live long enough to piss on Lambeau’s grave.” Nuff said.

  36. stellarperformance says:
    Apr 17, 2016 4:33 PM
    vikingforlife says:
    Apr 17, 2016 3:22 PM
    I love everything about my Vikings and I seriously cannot wait for the new season to start. I would think that the “fans” of other teams would have better things to do with their time (like write on their our pages)than troll our stories.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////

    Get off your high horse. Why don’t you appeal to your own kind, the trolls that have Packer related news programmed into their smart phones, the ones that pretend to be Packer fans just to spew the vitriol, the ones that have never provided a cohesive football opinion…..just insults and putdowns?

    Start there.

    ______________

    Says the Packer troll on a Vikings post….

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