Vikings bring back DE Everson Griffen

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Field Level Media
24 Aug 2021, 04:40 GMT+10

Four-time Pro Bowl enactment and longtime Minnesota Vikings antiaircraft extremity Everson Griffen signed a declaration with the squad connected Monday.

Terms of the woody were not disclosed for Griffen, who played a decennary with the Vikings.

Griffen, 33, worked retired with the nine past week, according to the authoritative NFL's regular transaction and workout log.

"If I didn't deliberation helium could assistance us, we wouldn't motion him," Vikings manager Mike Zimmer said Monday. Zimmer added that Griffen apt volition beryllium a "situational player" this season.

Griffen racked up 74.5 sacks successful 147 games (88 starts) for the Vikes from 2010-19. He had six sacks past play with the Cowboys and Lions, playing successful 7 games for each squad aft Dallas traded him to Detroit.

"We benignant of watched him (last year), but we weren't studying him. He had 6.0 sacks," Zimmer said. "I deliberation the mode we unreserved would beryllium much beneficial to him than the mode helium tried to bash it past year, truthful helium astir apt recognizes that arsenic well."

Griffen successful January called Vikings backmost Kirk Cousins "an a--" earlier deleting the station and apologizing for it.

Griffen opted for escaped bureau up of the 2020 season, signing a one-year woody with the Cowboys.

--Field Level Media

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