MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Veteran defensive end Everson Griffen is reportedly reuniting with the Minnesota Vikings.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the team is expected to sign 33-year-old Griffen, who is coming off of six sacks last year with the Dallas Cowboys and later the Detroit Lions. He spent the previous 10 seasons with the Vikings.
Reunion: The #Vikings are expected to sign veteran pass-rusher Everson Griffen, who worked out for his old friends last week, source said. Griffen had 6 sacks last year for the #Cowboys and #Lions, but spent every season prior in Minnesota.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2021
The Vikings drafted Griffen in the fourth round of the 2010 draft. He didn’t become a starter until 2015, recording an average of 11 sacks per season in four years.
Following the 2020 season with the Vikings, Griffen chose to exercise his option to void the remaining three years on his contract and became a free agent. He later signed with the Cowboys. He was acquired by the Lions later in the season.
Griffen took five games off several years ago to treat his mental health.
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