Everson Griffen appears interested in returning to Vikings

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It looks like defensive end Everson Griffen is angling for a return to the Vikings.

Griffen spent 10 years with the Vikings before signing a one-year deal with the Cowboys as a free agent last offseason. Griffen was traded to the Lions during the season and is now set for free agency.

In recent days, Griffen has retweeted many Vikings fans who want to see him return to the organization as well as a tweet featuring Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer talking about the need for more pass rushers. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press asked Griffen if that indicates a desire to return to his first NFL team.

“You tell them, I said, ‘If you want it, go get it,'” Griffen said. “You can put that. . . . If you want it, come get it. That’s what I want you to say. If you want it, come get it.”

Griffen had 33 tackles, six sacks, and 14 quarterback hits in 14 overall games this season.

12 responses to “Everson Griffen appears interested in returning to Vikings

  1. Come back and retire as a Viking and eventually be a defensive line coach. He knows his fans seen him at his worse and not a single fan turned their back on him.

  2. You blast the organization then you put it out through the media come and get it??? Huh… no thanks

  3. Griffen showed his penchant for jumping offside in the last game with the Lions. Doing that same thing, he gave up far too many first downs when he was a Viking. Now that he’s older it’s his only advantage, so it’s time to retire.

  4. IDK if he was always this way but he’s been acting like a giant A-hole on twitter lately. Talking all kinds of crap, begging people to insult him to get him amped up as motivation, telling people who LOVE(ED) him, defended him and stood by him when he was here, to shut up. I know he has had his issues and those issues are nothing to make light of but his behavior lately has been nothing short of asinine.

  5. Griffen was very solid in Detroit despite limited action due to their fluctuating 3-4 and 4-3 sets. He provided a good pass rush, set the edge against the run, and was well liked in the organization for his personality and energy.

  6. Re-hiring employees rarely works out. Unless you’re tops in your field and aggressively so, it’s rarely worth it.

  7. 20-year Vikings’ season ticketholder here; give him an audition and a minimum contract if it works out.

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