Everson Griffen: I’m 100 percent, don’t know why I was on injury report

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Defensive end Everson Griffen landed on the Vikings injury report Thursday as a limited participant due to a toe injury.

Griffen wasn’t on Wednesday’s injury report and he said on Friday that it was a surprise for him to find out that the team had included him on the list of players dealing with ailments heading into Sunday’s game against the Packers.

“What are you talking about, toe?” Griffen said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “What toe? I don’t know why they listed that toe. I don’t know what they’re talking about. I’m 100 percent I’m healthy to go.”

Griffen was a full participant Friday and has no injury designation on the final injury report of the week. Cornerback Mackensie Alexander is set to make his 2018 debut while center Pat Elflein remains out with ankle and shoulder injuries.

27 responses to “Everson Griffen: I’m 100 percent, don’t know why I was on injury report

  1. Linval, Richardson, Hunter and Griffin…next year there will be a rule that at least one player has to sit out to keep things fair when playing Erin…

  2. This is just perfect. The purples have been crying about “gamesmanship” because Aaron Rodgers is on the injury report, when anyone with even rudimentary knowledge of the human knee could see Rodgers was hurt.

    So who’s lying? Zimmer or Griffin? And what will the league do about it?

  3. Notice the difference between a real warrior and a drama queen? Griffen goes the “I’m 100%” route while Rodger exaggerates his injuries through Conan O’Brien interviews and unnecessary cart rides.

  4. Well, there’s the response you want from your players. Versus your QB riding off on a cart for a little sprain and then whining about it all week like a drama queen.
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    And if he’d torn his ACL and not returned you’d be on here calling him soft. Can’t win with you trolls.

    And btw, for the people who still think it’s clever to call him “Erin”….please stop….you’re embarrassing yourself and the fanbase.

  5. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    September 14, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    You got a source?? Seems like all of them have been saying they are prepping for Rodgers to play, haven’t seen one thing about them being upset there’s little clarity on the situation..

    League has rules in place, they’ll fine them if necessary

  6. I suspect the Packrs will be getting away with a lot of holds like the second half of the Bears game.
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    So even though we had way more penalties called on us than the bears did, you’re still going with this narrative? Just setting up excuses I suppose. Kind of what you guys do.

  7. Alan Light says:
    September 14, 2018 at 3:02 pm
    Linval, Richardson, Hunter and Griffin…next year there will be a rule that at least one player has to sit out to keep things fair when playing Erin…
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    What are you even talking about?
    This just sounds dumb!

    Let’s talk about reality.
    How about the Viking brass complaining to the competition committee about how they handle defensive offside penalties.
    Having them blown dead immediately, instead of the way they’ve always been handled.
    Whining about a long standing rule and the way it’s enforced, all because one particular player got so good at exploiting it, it had to be changed.
    That is a very real rule change that’s been made all because other teams couldn’t combat it.
    So they cried enough to change it.

  8. while Rodger exaggerates his injuries through Conan O’Brien interviews and unnecessary cart rides.
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    We’ve got a doctor in the house apparently. You’ve got no idea what’s even wrong with him but you know it was unnecessary huh. Where’d you get your degree?

  9. pkrlvr says:
    September 14, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    while Rodger exaggerates his injuries through Conan O’Brien interviews and unnecessary cart rides.
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    We’ve got a doctor in the house apparently. You’ve got no idea what’s even wrong with him but you know it was unnecessary huh. Where’d you get your degree?

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    Well, he was able to walk to the sideline after the play and then was able to play on it afterwards… so you tell me… was it unnecessary?

  10. nathanp2013 says:
    September 14, 2018 at 4:13 pm
    pkrlvr says:
    September 14, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    while Rodger exaggerates his injuries through Conan O’Brien interviews and unnecessary cart rides.
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    We’ve got a doctor in the house apparently. You’ve got no idea what’s even wrong with him but you know it was unnecessary huh. Where’d you get your degree?

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    Well, he was able to walk to the sideline after the play and then was able to play on it afterwards… so you tell me… was it unnecessary?
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    Jordy Nelson walked off the field after the ACL tear that cost him the entire season with less help than Rodgers received. Ligaments, and knees in general, can be tricky things.

  11. beerbratscheese says:
    September 14, 2018 at 4:29 pm
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    Jordy Nelson walked off the field after the ACL tear that cost him the entire season with less help than Rodgers received. Ligaments, and knees in general, can be tricky things.
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    Jordy Nelson was done for the season… Rodgers was, at best, “questionable to return” status.

    Past that, don’t you find it weird that Rodgers may be the first player to ever return to a game after being carted off? If it’s weird… whats more likely… Aaron is the toughest guy ever or he is drama queen?

  12. nathanp2013 says:
    September 14, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Jordy Nelson was done for the season… Rodgers was, at best, “questionable to return” status.

    Past that, don’t you find it weird that Rodgers may be the first player to ever return to a game after being carted off? If it’s weird… whats more likely… Aaron is the toughest guy ever or he is drama queen?
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    Because of the vast number of games I have watched, I can’t cite specific examples, but I have seen more than a few players carted to the locker room, only to come back and play. And even if not, Rodgers is literally the franchise. I’m sure McCarthy would have insisted on using the cart as a precautionary measure.

    Also, they had no idea of his status until after he got into the locker room where they could fully examine the knee, so using the “questionable to return” really doesn’t make sense.

  13. Okay waffle, we can play this game…..

    Defensive offside always bothered me. If the Vikings brass was the one to push the fix, than that is one more reason to like them. Let’s review the specifics….

    If the defender jumps offside but is not in a position to have a dramatic impact on the play, the play continues, with the quarterback knowing that no negative outcome can possibly result.

    If the defender can make an unfair impact on the play (unimpeded to the qb) the play is blown dead.

    The violation should result in the same reaction from the refs at all times. Either it is blown dead every time or it is not blown dead ever. Period.

    Now, do you have a problem with this?

  14. trollhater says:
    September 14, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Now, do you have a problem with this?
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    Yes I do, because if a HARD count used gets the defense to “show” their blitz and someone does show whether a quick step towards the line or all out rush, the offense has a chance to make a big play if they have the play diagnosed correctly.

    Now, just because the DC can coach his players enough to be disciplined in those situations you want to hold it against the offense? For getting the defense to show? How about the Def. holds their water.

    ANY QB can use a hardcount, its just that some are better at it than others.

  15. What makes me sad, is that the Bears imploded on themselves, after dominating for an entire first half! Silly plays like turning for the pass just short of the first down marker, made the game frustrating for me! I believe Chicago will get it together, and will probably have one of the top defenses in the league for the year, but to see them implode, was saddening…

  16. He’s on the list because God help an NFL team who DOESN’T name someone who MIGHT have a hangnail. Las Vegas and New Jersey would not be pleased and boy does the NFL take care of their gamblers and fantasy football nutz.

  17. “Vikings wanted to get as much attention as the packers, that’s why they put you on the injury report. Sucks to be the little brother sometimes.” LOL…get over yourself. If it wasn’t for Rodgers, there would be no attention paid to you neon yellow team. Most fans call you team the GB Rodgers.

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