Report: Packers have expressed interest in Everson Griffen

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Defensive end Everson Griffen is one of the top veteran free agents still available with training camps set to open around the league and a team that’s seen a lot of him over the years is reportedly interested in potentially having the longtime Viking join their defense.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Packers are among the teams that have expressed interest in Griffen’s services. He adds that there’s also interest on Griffen’s side, but there’s no sign that an agreement is imminent.

Griffen would join a Packers Defense that already has Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith coming off the edge. They also have 2019 first-round pick Rashan Gary back for his second NFL season.

The Vikings didn’t shut the door on bringing Griffen back for an 11th season with the team in May, but nothing has materialized over the last two-plus months. His 74.5 sacks rank fourth in franchise history.

21 responses to “Report: Packers have expressed interest in Everson Griffen

  1. Jinkies, Scoob.

    If that does happen, the GB DF line would easily be the best in the NFC North, and arguably in the top 3 in the entire league.

  2. Wow, we might actually get our first legitimate defender since Charles Woodson left in 2012.

  3. While it would be a quality addition to bring in Griffin for the Packers, I just don’t see Everson being interested in the Green Bay culture.

  4. He still has juice in the tank to spell the Smiths — he’d be a good addition to the Pack. I bet the covid and pending cap reduction has depressed his contract value. As a Viking fan, it sure would stink to see him in green and gold though.

  5. The way I look at it, personally, if he signs with Green Bay he will have a chance to prove to he is not overrated. Can’t lose. Besides, it’s attractive to him for the likelihood of greater success on a Rodgers-led team versus a Cousins-led team. He knows it, just like the rest of us.

  6. Funny how everyone from gb slandered him. Yet he would be second to Clay Matthews for amount of sacks if you look at nfl.com numbers for sacks as a packer.

  7. Sincerely hope this isn’t true. It would be a sad way for a great player to end his career.

  8. If “sad” is his last best chance to win a SuperBowl instead of languishing, then yeah, sad.

  9. Griffen would definitely be helpful. If he’s interested, the Packers should find a way to make it work.

  10. At least he wouldn’t have to deal with Baktiari holding him every play for two games per year.

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