Cowboys Signing DE Everson Griffen To One-Year, $6M Deal



Kimberly A. Martin reports that Everson Griffen is signing a one-year contract worth $6 million that includes a $3 million base salary and $3 million available in roster bonuses.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys are signing veteran DE Everson Griffen to a contract on Wednesday. 

Rapoport also reports that the Seahawks and Vikings went “back and forth” with Griffen, while Dallas “quietly” pursued the veteran defensive end. 

A few weeks ago, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported that Griffen had “strong interest” from multiple teams with the Cardinals believed to be among them. The Packers also expressed interest at one point.  

Griffen’s situation was complicated by the fact he couldn’t visit other teams and previously dealt with some mental health issues in 2018. 

Griffen, 32, is a former fourth-round pick of the Vikings back in 2010. He signed a six-year, $75 million contract that includes $34 million guaranteed in 2017 and was set to make base salaries of $12.9 million and $13.4 million the next two seasons.

In 2019, Griffen appeared in 15 games for the Vikings and recorded 41 tackles, eight sacks, one interception and two pass defenses.

We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.

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