Seahawks may have interest in Everson Griffen

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Free agent defensive end Everson Griffen confirmed that he will not return to the Vikings, but there’s been no news about where he will go. Seattle could be an option.

As noted by the Tacoma News Tribune, Griffen played for Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll at USC, and Carroll has identified improving the pass rush as his top offseason priority. The Seahawks are still interested in re-signing free agent Jadeveon Clowney, but if Clowney goes elsewhere, Griffen would make sense for the Seahawks.

Griffen has praised Carroll in the past and would likely want to play for him again.

He was a great coach I had at USC. He did a lot of great things for the college and for the players and he was a great coach,” Griffen said of Carroll in 2016.

The 32-year-old Griffen started 15 games last season in Minnesota and may be able to start in Seattle, as a cheaper option than Clowney.

23 responses to “Seahawks may have interest in Everson Griffen

  1. I really hope that Clowney is getting closer to deciding what he will be doing this season. It likely isn’t going to get better for him, deal wise. Whatever he has gotten as offers, from whomever, is what he is going to get. That’s the market. If he waits much longer, teams will fill needs and his offers will get smaller.

    That, all said……the Seahawks really need D-Line help, so I’m hoping one of the two get signed soon.

  2. Talk about total rebuild. This may take two years before the team chemistry catches up to itself.

  3. If Not the Vikings this would be a good place. Good coach (grant hire) great QB and class fans.

  4. Well, Tavaris Jackson, Kevin Williams, Antoine Winfield, Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, and Blair Walsh all say, “yeah, and?”

  5. It’s not like the Vikings had a ton of great players to begin with but to shed their better players and re-sign Cousins is like throwing in the towel on the 2020 season. To think they were one game away from the Superbowl just two years ago is mind boggling!

  6. The Seahawks need more than Clowney. They should take a look at Griffen regardless of the Clowney outcome.

  7. The first 2 years $9 mil on the table signs him. He’s still a good player, but that’s what a veteran with diminishing skills is going to get.

  8. whatjusthapped says:
    March 21, 2020 at 9:26 am
    It’s not like the Vikings had a ton of great players to begin with but to shed their better players and re-sign Cousins is like throwing in the towel on the 2020 season. To think they were one game away from the Superbowl just two years ago is mind boggling!
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    It’s actually mind boggling at how much you got wrong in such a short post. Griffen chose to leave (and he was due to be way overpaid this year, so I thank him for that). Cousins new contract gave the Vikings $10 mil more in salary cap. Oh, wait. You mean real teams have to think about the salary cap and can’t just spout off on who they should have kept? Reality is weird. And who are these “better players” they have “shed”? Rhodes? Older and injured and high salaried Joseph? You spent all last season talking about the horrible Vikings secondary, and now come here to tell us they have shed their better players? Oh, wait. You meant Diggs. Malcontent Diggs, a 5th rounder that they traded for 4 picks, including a first rounder. Bah. Sad!

    It’s always amusing when somebody tells us at the beginning of free agency, and well before the draft, what a team is doing or not doing.

  9. stellarperformance says:
    March 21, 2020 at 8:52 am
    Talk about total rebuild. This may take two years before the team chemistry catches up to itself.
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    Apparently keeping your franchise QB and core players at every level now constitutes a “total rebuild”.

    Cousins, Dalvin, Thielen, Bradbury, Hunter, Barr, Kendricks, Smith. Ok, maybe missing that top notch player in the CB position. I’d say two first round draft picks might be a good place to start there. Rhodes and Waynes weren’t exactly burning it up back there anymore. Dumping malcontents for many draft picks and cutting high paid non-performers is also now “total rebuild”, I guess.

  10. snowlock2013 says:
    March 21, 2020 at 9:16 am
    Well, Tavaris Jackson, Kevin Williams, Antoine Winfield, Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, and Blair Walsh all say, “yeah, and?”
    —————-
    You forgot John Randle,Nate Burleson,Shamar Stephen and Tom Johnson…

  11. March 21, 2020 at 9:23 am
    The traditionally horrific packer o line won’t miss him! 10 sacks the past 3 games!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Fake News.

    One sack in last three Packer/Viking games. Packers finished season ranked No.1 in O-line Pass Blocking. Vikings O-line ranked……..who cares…….somewhere in the bottom third.

  12. snowlock2013 says:
    March 21, 2020 at 9:16 am
    Well, Tavaris Jackson, Kevin Williams, Antoine Winfield, Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, and Blair Walsh all say, “yeah, and?”
    ——————
    You forgot Shamar Stephen, John Randle, and Sheldon Richardson.

  13. conormacleod says:
    March 21, 2020 at 11:06 am

    You mean real teams have to think about the salary cap and can’t just spout off on who they should have kept?

    *******

    Real astute commenters knew the Viking salary cap was in terrible shape a year and a half ago, so…..?

    Viking apologists denied it. Now the so-called “best cap guy in the business” has racked up $22 million in dead cap charges for the coming season on players the Vikings no longer want. Good grief.

    Over 10% of your cap is being paid to players on other teams. That’s on somebody in the organization, choose among yourselves….

    To try and pretend this organization is functioning like a “world-class” organization?Comical.

  14. Everson Griffen would be a good pick up for the Hawks or any other team. Rotate him in and keep him fresh he get you 10 sacks or close to it. Also Griff and Xavier Rhodes played well in the playoffs.

  15. The way the Seahawks rotate players you would think Everson Griffen would be all over that and see two or three more years in Seattle pretty easily.

    As a Seahawks fan I would love to have Everson Griffen on one side and Clowney on the other. The way the Clowney situation is going I’m starting to believe this is an actual possibility.

    No matter what I trust John Schneider to make the right decisions and give the Seahawks a chance to win the division like every year. The offense is finally talented enough to do half the work…now we just need some pass-rush.

    Being a Seahawks fan is like the opposite of being a Mariners fan…it is hard watching the M’s lose after being a winner all football season.

  16. I like how Conor stuck Bradbury in the middle of his list as if sweatybums anchors the unit.

    Good Luck to the Vikings this season. They’ll need it.

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