Everson Griffen DL MIN 5 months ago

Griffen (shoulder) is active for Sunday's wild-card contest against the Seahawks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Coming off back-to-back double-digit sack campaigns, Griffen may have difficulty bringing down the ever-elusive Russell Wilson. Nevertheless, Griffen has notched 22.5 sacks over the last 31 games during the aforementioned stretch.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 5 months ago

Griffen (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's playoff game against the Seahawks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Griffen was limited earlier in the week to help rest his shoulder issue, but returned as a full participant in Friday's practice. Following a pair of sacks and a fumble forced last weekend, Griffen is expected to play through any discomfort once again this Sunday.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 5 months ago

Griffen recorded six tackles with two sacks Sunday against the Packers and added one forced fumble.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Griffen uncorked a monster game in Sunday's season finale against the Packers, taking advantage of a banged up offensive line to post his best individual performance of the season. He wasn't only a force as a pass rusher, however, as he was also able to record of run stuffs totaling six yards lost for the Packers. Griffen continues to improve as a versatile defensive end that can rush the passer, as evidenced by his back-to-back seasons with double-digit sacks. At just 28 years of age, Griffen is showing no signs of slowing down.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 5 months ago

Griffin (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

True to his word, Griffen will suit up Sunday, despite practicing on just one occasion this week. Though Griffen's total of 33 tackles over 12 games leaves a little to be desired, his ability to consistently get after the quarterback has justified the big contract extension the Vikings handed him in March 2014. After a 12-sack campaign in 2014, Griffen has compiled 8.5 sacks so far this season.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 5 months ago

Griffen (shoulder) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Griffen was limited in Friday's practice, which marked progress after sitting out Thursday's session. While the veteran's status is officially on the fence, Griffen previously suggested he intends to play come Sunday.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 5 months ago

Griffen (shoulder) didn't practice Thursday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "I'm going to practice [Friday] and see how it feels, but I'm going to be playing," Griffen said afterward. "I should be good."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Griffen clearly intends to play through a shoulder injury Sunday, when he'll look to add to his team-high 8.5 sacks against the Bears' Jay Cutler.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 6 months ago

Griffen (hip/shoulder) is listed as active Sunday in Atlanta, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Griffen will continue to power through an array of ailments, which haven't stopped him from taking down Derek Carr and Aaron Rodgers in back-to-back contests. In nine games, Griffen has 6.5 sacks to his name among 29 tackles.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 6 months ago

Griffen (hip) returned to practice Friday and is listed as questionable against Atlanta, but head coach Mike Zimmer said he expects him to play, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Griffen missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with hip and shoulder ailments, but it sounds like he'll be ready to play Sunday.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 7 months ago

Griffen (neck) is active Sunday against the Rams.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After putting in limited practices earlier in the week, Griffen put in a full practice on Friday and will be in the lineup at right defensive end. His presence will help the Vikings defensive line as they try to slow down Todd Gurley and the Rams offense.

Everson Griffen DL MIN 7 months ago

Griffen (neck) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Rams, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Griffen suffered a stinger in Week 8 against the Bears, but he shouldn't be affected in Sunday's game. It isn't a good matchup for sacks, as both teams figure to rely on their respective running games.