Vikings re-sign Everson Griffen

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The Vikings made it official, re-signing defensive end Everson Griffen, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

They opened roster spots by placing tight end Irv Smith, receiver Dan Chisena and running back Kene Nwangwu on injured reserve. Tight end Chris Herndon and long snapper Andrew DePaola are taking the other two spots.

As a vested veteran, Griffen did not have to pass through waivers, so his release merely was a procedural move.

Griffen spent 10 years with the Vikings before signing a one-year deal with the Cowboys as a free agent last offseason. The Cowboys traded him to the Lions during the 2020 season.

Griffin, 33, made 74.5 sacks, 355 tackles, 190 quarterback hits and nine forced fumbles in his time in Minnesota. He totaled six sacks in 14 games last season.

10 responses to “Vikings re-sign Everson Griffen

  1. stellarperformance says:
    September 1, 2021 at 9:53 pm
    Mercy signing. That’s OK.
    Like trading for a washed up Cobb who couldn’t sniff the top 100 in yards or receptions and is 7 years removed from his best year.

  2. Chisena is the one that amazes me. He is rough and raw as a receiver and on special teams he would over run the ball carrier. He would flash through the scene like a human photo bomb and then vanish off screen while the kicks were returned. They must see more in him than I would have thought.

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