Vikings announce contract extension for Everson Griffen

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Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen won’t leave Minnesota any time soon.

Griffen has signed a contract extension, the Vikings announced today.

The full details of the deal aren’t available yet. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network pegs it at four years and $58 million.

The Vikings chose Griffen in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft. After playing out his rookie deal, he signed a five-year contract with the Vikings in 2013, and is now getting another new deal just three years into that contract.

The 29-year-old Griffen has been chosen to the Pro Bowl each of the last two seasons.

7 responses to “Vikings announce contract extension for Everson Griffen

  1. He deserves it. I know he is not well known on the national level but he is a good dude. He is always on the radio shows locally and is a very funny guy.

    Everson has worked for everything he’s earned and has never played the entitled card. He’s the type of guy you genuinely want to root for. Here’s to hoping he has a great year.

  2. This is a guy who had some real behavioral issues early in his career, which is why he dropped to the fourth round. He got some tough love from the Vikings, became a model citizen, and now he’s one of the best defensive ends in the league and one of the most popular players in the community. Sometimes you take a chance on a guy and it works out.

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