Everson Griffen Interested In Returning To Vikings


Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press spoke with veteran DE Everson Griffen, who is in line to be a free agent this March.

Everson Griffen

Griffen tells Tomason that he would be interested in returning to the Vikings if there’s mutual interest from Minnesota.

“You tell them, I said, ‘If you want it, go get it. You can put that,” Griffen said.

He added: “If you want it, come get it. That’s what I want you to say,” before repeating “If you want it, come get it” several more times to Tomasson.

Earlier in the week, Griffen posted some hints about wanting to return to the Vikings.

Griffen, 33, 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, but the Vikings declined to pick up his option back in February, which allowed him to become a free agent. 

The Cowboys signed Griffen to a one-year, $6 million contract this offseason. However, they later traded him to the Lions before the deadline. He will be an unrestricted free agent this March. 

In 2020, Griffen appeared in 14 games for the Cowboys and Lions and recorded 33 tackles, six sacks and four passes defended. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 64 edge rusher out of 115 qualifying players.

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