Detroit Lions Everson Griffen set to play for Minnesota Vikings
Former Detroit Lions defensive end Everson Griffen is still looking to reunite with the Minnesota Vikings in 2021. The 33-year-old remains a free agent looking for a team heading into the coming season.
In October 2020, former Lions general manager Bob Quinn ceded a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for Griffen.
In Detroit, he racked up 3.5 sacks and totaled 15 presses in seven games. Griffen earned the team’s second-best Pro Football Focus pass-rush rating.
NFL writer Sean Borman reported via Twitter: “Paul Allen on KFAN said DE Everson Griffen“ desperately wants to get back to #Vikings in Minnesota. ”… Allen also mentioned that Griffen still had people in his corner with the team.
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According to The file, “Griffen is still a free agent. The Vikings need a defensive end. If Cousins and Minnesota are willing to put Griffen’s previous comments behind them, a signing would make sense. Griffen would love to return to the Vikings. “
Earlier this year, Griffen posted some unflattering comments online about the current Viking flagman. He has since expressed regret for making the comments and would welcome a return to Minnesota.
He recorded a total of 74.5 sacks during his stint with rival Lions NFC North, which is the fourth-tallest in Vikings franchise history.
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